Councils with no local plan in place are building homes at a faster rate than those with an adopted plan, Inside Housing research has found.
A landlord has said it did everything in its power to protect residents following criticism by the daughter of a resident attacked with a machete in sheltered accommodation.
Housing bodies and councils have rejected government proposals to make councils pay for a scheme designed to help people in crisis.
Ministers are set to argue against homelessness charities in the Supreme Court over ‘vulnerability test’ criteria used by councils to prioritise people for homes.
Helena Partnerships will soon join forces with neighbouring Golden Gates Housing Trust, to form a new group structure called Torus with the aim of building more homes and creating jobs. Rob Young, its chief executive elect, talks to Jess McCabe about why the deal makes sense
The devolution of new powers over the housing costs elements of universal credit raises questions not just for Scotland but for the whole of the UK.
Sunderland-based Gentoo has been pushing social landlords to do more to safeguard tenants. Martin Hilditch finds out why and how it tackles the issue
Eric Pickles is wrong, but Myleene Klass isn’t as wrong as you might think. Peter Apps explains why.
BLOGS AND OPINION
Scottish housing bodies should be disappointed by Lord Smith’s recommendations today, Heather Spurr writes
The race to fulfil government pledges on universal credit before the election may soon get frantic, says Heather Spurr
Social landlords need to develop a greater range of tenures to meet people’s needs
How should housing associations respond to the tantalising prospect of freedom? In uncharted territory you need something to guide you.
Social investment is the next big thing – but it must be used in the right places
The commercialisation of housing associations is going too far - and many are forgetting the reason they actually exist
The number of new homes being started is increasing fastest in areas where the council has not adopted a local plan that complies with the National Planning Policy Framework
In the wake of yet more delays and questions about value for money, I wonder what Erwin Schrödinger would have made of universal credit.
What steps can social landlords take to ensure they don’t inadvertently disclose information that puts domestic abuse victims at risk? Christine Land from Croftons explains
Are housing providers ready for the Internet of Things?, asks Stewart Davison