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 National Housing Federation (NHF) has asked housing associations if the resources of councils and government departments should be pooled to fund some care and support services.
Housing associations are considering changing their legal status to avoid Charity Commission rules in the wake of the government’s deregulation drive.
A Labour government would expand council-backed mortgage lending and consider new powers for local authorities to control rents, the shadow chancellor has said.
- Association investigated over fire safety
- 10% rise in Universal Credit claimants
- HCA staff to strike today
- New planning bill unveiled
- Landlord reveals findings of direct payment 'pilot'
- Concern over new loan regulations
- Former police chief to chair housing association
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