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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Private landlords have called for councils to rate prospective tenants’ behaviour through ‘traffic light schemes’.
London mayor Boris Johnson is drawing up a ‘code of excellence’ to improve accommodation in the capital for homeless migrants who have no access to benefits.
The housing minister will no longer have responsibility for homelessness, the government announced today.
- Homelessness prevention by councils rises
- Leaving on a jet plane
- London borough to scrap 10-year housing register wait
- Report calls for companies and charities to compete with job centres
- 30% of calls to homelessness charity unanswered
- Dramatic rise of families forced out of London
- Union backs multiple legal actions on housing staff pay
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