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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The government’s Starter Homes could fail to deliver extra homes and may distort the market by overlapping with other schemes, according to new analysis.
A London landlord has been placed on the social housing regulator’s ‘watch list’ after a number of reviews into its operations.
The planned ‘Local Housing Allowance cap’ will make tower block accommodation difficult to let by pricing out younger benefit claimants, landlords have warned.
- Developers 'escaping affordable housing rules'
- Landlords gear up for graduate homes in the north
- Regulator to compare associations' costs
- Sector renews calls for 'LHA cap' exemption
- Supported housing wins one year rent cut exemption
- Court rules bedroom tax is unlawful
- 'LHA cap' to be debated in parliament
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