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 makers of controversial documentary Benefits Street have been asked to leave a homelessness day centre for trying to research a new programme looking at immigrants.
Sector faces annual £265,000 hit due to 150 per cent increase in costs.
One of Britain’s largest housing associations claims a two-year long safety drive has eradicated fire deaths in its homes.
- Social landlord's staff vote in favour of strike action
- Fees for eviction proceedings to rise by 150%
- Dear Eric Pickles
- Policy chief to leave CIH and join landlord forum
- Nearly 4m families 'one pay cheque away from losing home'
- Key workers priced out of shared ownership in London
- Plans for three new garden cities due to be announced
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