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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AT-A-GLANCE: The housing policies of the main parties in Northern Ireland
Lawyers are warning town halls to review their housing allocation schemes after a council’s policy of ringfencing lettings for working people was ruled unlawful.
The House of Lords has delivered a 12th defeat for the government on the Housing and Planning Bill over the type of homes that will replace the sale of higher-value council stock.
- HCA issues two governance downgrades
- Manchester seeks greater homelessness powers
- Expert panel calls for homelessness duty
- Allocations policy favouring workers ruled unlawful
- Grant rates double to push shared ownership
- Northern landlords concerned over £4.1bn shared ownership fund
- Minister rejects calls for out-of-borough placement powers
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