Greg Campbell and David Williams of Campbell Tickell explain more about the trend towards ‘medium-mergers’
Fears for a chief executive’s mental well-being, a unicorn outfit and a half-marathon challenge
The capping of housing benefit in line with Local Housing Allowance is just one part of a much wider issue, says Jules Birch
The Homelessness Reduction Bill comes before the House of Lords today. Lord Richard Best says this presents an opportunity to air some wider concerns.
Professor Paddy Gray describes the state of play in Northern Ireland ahead of next Thursday’s Stormont election
As Isos Housing Group prepares for its ‘medium-merger’, chief executive Paul Fiddaman explains why such deals have a role to play.
Jules Birch blogs about a big test for Gavin Barwell and the White Paper
The government is taking tentative steps to address supply, but it is still not doing enough to prevent the poorest from losing out, says Peter Walters of First Wessex
The government’s proposals for supported housing funding risk breaking part of the market that is currently working, warns Howard Nankivell of Anchor
True rent freedom – as opposed to a rent increase deal – would boost supply and potentially deliver greater fairness for tenants, says James Prestwich of the National Housing Federation
Here is what happened, but didn’t actually happen, in the BBC Three offices last week.
As the HCA reveals a surge in commercial activity, Susan Hickey explains why Peabody is building more homes for market sale
After the shock of the 2015 rent cut, ministers need to be convincing on the new settlement if associations are going to deliver, says Martin Hilditch
The rent-setting negotiation with government is an opportunity for the sector to get around the table, says Placeshapers’ Sinéad Butters
The sector should acknowledge the difference in tone in the White Paper compared with that of the previous government, says Steve Douglas
Central Bedfordshire Council was criticised for pausing its Local Plan to wait for the White Paper – its director of regeneration and business Jason Longhurst suggests the wait was worthwhile
Paradigm chief and former Department for Communities and Local Government civil servant Matthew Bailes gives his view on the White Paper
Is Jeremy Corbyn’s difficulty with the phrase “housing association” semantics or politics? asks Pete Apps
Gavin Barwell batters buy-to-letters, Sajid Javid catches a train, and Rooftop makes housing offers you can’t refuse
OPINION: Jules Birch awards the White Paper scores out of 10 based on tests he set in advance
The White Paper ducked the issue of the green belt, but measures to boost brownfield land development can help tackle rural housing need, says Boris Worrall
The White Paper places an onus on councils to ensure more homes are delivered, but are they really up to the challenge? asks Susan Emmett
As the regulator warns some landlords are not properly consulting on disposals, Samantha Hall of Trowers & Hamlins reminds providers that selling tenanted stock is complex
WHITE PAPER: The White Paper should be welcomed by rural housing providers but there is scope for the government to go further, says Sue Chalkley
WHITE PAPER: Where does the climbdown on Starter Homes leave affordable housing? Jules Birch shares his initial impressions of the White Paper.
WHITE PAPER: The Housing White Paper will not fix the housing market overnight, but does provide a blueprint for change, says Genesis’ Neil Hadden
Symphony has recruited directors with experience of working for private firms, including G4S and Capita. Chief executive Bronwen Rapley explains why.
Associations are dramatically stepping up their land-buying activities, but more needs to be done by planners to release sites for development, says Savills’ Chris Buckle
The age of Gavin Barwell, warm water and knitted cacti feature this week
L&Q’s £505m deal to buy Gallagher Estates marks the point at which associations have the means to join the large house builders, says Emma Maier.
Jerome Geoghegan of L&Q explains more about the association’s landmark deal to purchase Gallagher Estates
The key to troubleshooting at a failing housing association is to act decisively and show no fear, says James Tickell
Trafford Housing Trust’s director of finance, Helen Rourke, explains the thinking behind the major deal announced last week
The Chartered Insitute of Housing has used its budget submission to call for the lowering of the benefit cap to be reversed. Policy and practice officer David Pipe explains why
The government should use the Housing White Paper to outline concrete proposals to encourage shared ownership, says Amy Nettleton
Jules Birch blogs on the prospects for the Homelessness Reduction Bill as MPs give it a third reading
John Healey loses his organs and housing association staff get knitted cacti for their desks
As social landlords cut back on maintenance, it is important to ensure they have contingencies in place in case contractors go bust, say Andrew Carlin and Andrew Millross
As the lowered benefit cap completes its roll-out this week, Riverside’s Stephen Chapman explains what his association is doing to help tenants cope
Thinking of entering our Reel Homes competition? Film director Michael Chandler provides tips on how to capture experience of homelessness on screen