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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A senior minister has been urged to intervene in a dispute over a number of solar panels installed in a social landlord’s homes which tenants say have caused a spike in energy bills.
Two Scottish housing associations have been blocked from using homes as security against their pension deficits.
London’s first-time buyers need a £70,000 sum to purchase a home in the capital, a new report suggests.
- 1.75m British families poorer due to welfare cuts
- Councils fail to spend almost half of crisis funds
- Benefits Street makers asked to leave homelessness day centre
- Landlords brace for rise in court possession fees
- No accidental fire deaths in GHA homes
- Social landlord's staff vote in favour of strike action
- Fees for eviction proceedings to rise by 150%
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