Heather writes news and features for Inside Housing. Her patches include homelessness, supported housing, public land and asylum. She also covers Scotland and the South of England.
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Retrofit improvement schemes are being stalled by cuts to green funding, housing bodies have warned.
A landlord has said it did everything in its power to protect residents following criticism by the daughter of a resident attacked with a machete in sheltered accommodation.
Housing bodies and councils have rejected government proposals to make councils pay for a scheme designed to help people in crisis.
- Protecting the rent
- Devo minimum for the housing sector
- Bond spread widens for Wheatley Group
- Government to intervene on homelessness ruling
- Refuges for domestic violence victims get £10m boost from government
- Social housing starts in Scotland fall
- The benefits sprint
With ALMOs having an increasingly blurred definition, Heather Spurr was not surprised to see a council considering the model for managing temporary homelessness accomodation
With the Conservative Party conference taking place in Manchester this week, Heather Spurr compares David Cameron’s homeless election promises and what his government is doing now.
Westminster Council’s payments to families housed in B&Bs for more than six weeks should be a call to action for other local authorities, writes Heather Spurr
- Tipping the balance
- Lost in translation
- Populist message
- Fairness agenda