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Housing association launches Armed Forces pledge

23/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

Returning members of the Armed Forces should be given priority in housing allocations, under a new ‘pledge’ launched by a housing association today.

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Young, trans and homeless

06/05/2015 | By Jane Fae

Young trans people are at great risk of homelessness, yet councils and housing associations are not set up to meet their needs. Jane Fae reports

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Back to work Video

30/06/2015 | By Alex Turner

One landlord in Bath is working closely with the Department for Work and Pensions to offer job training to its tenants. Alex Turner reports on how the project is paying off – for unemployed residents and for the housing association

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Association plans pioneering mutual model

30/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

A Welsh housing association is working to establish itself as a pioneering mutual organisation – where tenants and staff would be given the power to hire and fire the board.

'A third of tenant data is inaccurate'

24/06/2015 | By Jess McCabe

More than a third of data that social landlords hold on tenants is inaccurate or missing, according to a tech supplier to the housing sector.

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Development surge despite low grant

26/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

The 50 biggest developing housing associations in the United Kingdom built 40,213 homes last year as the sector increasingly generates its own money to fund development rather than relying on government grant.

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The tipping point Video

26/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

Housing associations have just finished a booming year of building. Pete Apps reports on this year’s list of housing’s 50 biggest builders. Additional research by Gene Robertson

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Top 60 Developments: Affordable Housing Developments of the Year

26/06/2015 | By Michael Atherton

Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next 10 weeks. To start us off, Michael Atherton reports on the best affordable housing developments of the year.

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Committee calls for 'stronger' private renting bill

29/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

A new bill aimed at improving the rented sector in Wales must be ‘strengthened’ in several key areas, a committee of Welsh Assembly members has said.

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Rise in numbers seeking housing help

16/06/2015 | By Corin Williams

More than 430,000 people asked Citizens Advice for help with a housing issue last year, an increase of 4% over 2013/14.

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Landlord's ambitious PRS company starts work on first scheme

04/06/2015 | By Carl Brown

A new housing association-owned company set up to attract hundreds of millions of pounds of investment to fund private rented homes has started work on its first scheme.

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A new direction Video

05/06/2015 | By Alex Turner

A new breed of civil injunctions is designed to help landlords tackle the root causes of anti-social behaviour. Alex Turner finds out how the legislation has been settling in

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Day in the life of an ASB intern Video

04/06/2015 | By Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson meets Alice Chandler, a law student on a highly unusual internship with the anti-social behaviour team at RHP

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Manchester social landlords to issue ASB orders

07/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

Housing association staff across Greater Manchester will take on the power to hand out new legal orders aimed at quelling anti-social behaviour (ASB).

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