Aspire Housing’s housing support and well-being advisor tells Inside Housing about the ups and downs of the job
Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week 10, 20 and 30 years ago
The White Paper called on the sector to link up to tackle the housing crisis. But what do the participants make of it? Inside Housing’s news team joins up the pieces
Wisdom of crowds Video
Crowdfunding has allowed millions of people to raise money for causes they care about, including homelessness. But what role is left for charities and social landlords in the age of direct action? Kate Youde finds out
Do frameworks work? Video
Procurement frameworks are meant to be a hassle-free way for social housing providers to club together and make savings. But are they the shortcut to efficiency they’re touted as? Jess McCabe investigates
Alliance Homes’ support caseworker, Fern Smith, explains why Hollywood’s loss is housing’s gain
Despite offering support to the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the Lords, Labour does not share the optimistic view that committed funding will be sufficient, says Andy Slaughter
In a new series of nostalgia pieces, Gavriel Hollander takes a look at what was happening in the sector five, 15 and 25 years ago this week
Circle of despair Video
The inside story of Circle’s recent repairs troubles holds a cautionary tale for the sector. Pete Apps reports
L&Q’s acquisition of Gallagher Estates is a milestone in the housing association sector’s march into the land market. Nick Johnstone looks at the risk and reward
Lister Housing Co-operative in Edinburgh was founded by activists 40 years ago. Michael Lloyd finds out what happens when direct action hits middle age
WHITE PAPER: Read communities secretary Sajid Javid’s full speech to parliament introducing the Housing White Paper.
BPHA’s community development officer tells Inside Housing how he channels the A-Team at work, but would quit in a heartbeat if one particular Hollywood star came calling
In a new series of nostalgia pieces, Gavriel Hollander takes a look at what was happening in the sector 10, 20 and 30 years ago this week
This year’s search to find the brightest emerging talent in the housing sector is now under way. Here’s your guide to the competition and how to enter
In the opening investigation in our new series, IH Spotlight, Sophie Barnes unveils the first exclusive analysis of the lower benefit cap
Services for male victims of domestic abuse are thin on the ground, and council budget cuts are about to make the situation worse. Keith Cooper reports
How much are housing professionals paid? Keith Cooper reports on a survey by Inside Housing and Hays which seeks to find out
The villages of Horden and Blackhall are near the beautiful Durham coastline, so why are some homes there so hard to let? Martin Hilditch finds out
Nearly 700 households in London have been living in temporary accommodation for more than a decade, Inside Housing can reveal.
Home protection Video
Housing associations may be spending more on maintenance, but for what reasons? Martin Hilditch finds out
The Department for Work and Pensions has moved a long way to assuage landlords’ fears over universal credit, as Heather Spurr finds out
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.
Inside Housing has spent the last six years investigating life-threatening dangers on a number of housing estates following the death of a young woman from carbon monoxide poisoning. Today, following the conclusion of the UK’s largest ever gas safety prosecution, Martin Hilditch tells the full story of one of the construction industry’s darkest hours.
Daniel Douglas investigates a recent increase in racist incidents in Northern Ireland and how housing providers are dealing with it
Ebola has killed thousands of people and caused widespread panic. But are social landlords considering what they would do if the worst occurred, and a tenant or staff member got sick? Jess McCabe reports
The members of our welfare reform focus group are preparing for the next round of welfare changes: universal credit. Jess McCabe and Gene Robertson find out how they are coping.
The big fish are nibbling at the little fish, general needs housing stock has reached 2 million homes for the first time and affordable rent is spreading faster than you can say ‘core purpose’. Inside Housing has picked snapshots from the Homes and Communities Agency’s 63-page statistical data return as of 31 March 2014 to compare with the previous year’s data. Daniel Douglas reports
With risk comes reward. The chief executives of Britain’s 100 biggest housing associations are diversifying into a range of commercial activities - and their pay packets reflect this. Jess McCabe reports
An Inside Housing investigation reveals how much councils intend to spend buying existing homes to reduce their waiting lists.
An Inside Housing investigation reveals the high level of ‘churn’ on housing association boards. So why are they still made up of identikit members? Martin Hilditch reports
An Inside Housing survey last week revealed voids are dropping. Carl Brown investigates why
Social landlords defy a previously predicted rise in empty homes
Unions are stepping up action on behalf of their members who work in social housing. Heather Spurr gauges how it will affect landlords
Freedom of Information Act requests shows how single homeless people have been disproportionately hit by council budget cuts
A project in south west England is attempting the near-impossible task of combating nimbyism to get affordable homes built. Nick Duxbury returns to his rural roots in Hampshire to investigate
Planning for change Video
Trudi Elliott believes a new approach is needed to solve the housing crisis. Joe Dart met the Royal Town Planning Institute chief executive to find out more
In May there was a revolution in west London when David Cameron’s favourite council was toppled from power. Peter Apps meets the new leader of Hammersmith and Fulham
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
John Taylor, managing director of housing management services at Mears Group, talks to Nick Duxbury about how the contractor’s recent £40m purchase of lettings management business, Omega Group, will help councils house homeless families
Social landlords are trying to attract institutional investment to push into the private-rented sector. Andrew Appleyard, head of specialist real estate funds at Aviva Investors, talks to Jess McCabe about what investors want to see
Howard Sinclair has suffered a vote of no confidence by a trade union and now faces the prospect of industrial action. The chief executive of St Mungo’s Broadway, tells Heather Spurr about his plans for the recently merged homelessness charity.
David Cowans is one of the boldest, most commercially driven chief executives in the housing sector. But does he consider himself to be a part ‘the sector’ – and why is he buying leisure centres? Nick Duxbury finds out.
I wanna tech you up Video
Bromford’s ‘innovation coach’ - and pioneer of maintenance drones and Twitter recruitment - takes Carl Brown on a tour of his ‘lab’
Former Labour housing minister John Healey is on a mission to put housing at the top of the electoral agenda - and don his hard hat and reprise a cabinet housing role. Nick Duxbury meets him
As Cym D’Souza takes the helm after a turbulent time for BME National, she tells Martin Hilditch how she plans to speak up for black and ethnic communities
Keith House and Natalie Elphicke have been tasked with finding out how councils can get more homes built with no extra borrowing. Here, Jess McCabe tries to find out if they have the golden touch
Tim Montgomerie is one of the most influential Conservative thinkers in the UK, a close ally of work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith and a vocal proponent of marriage and family life. Martin Hilditch finds out why housing policy is increasingly exercising his mind
Incoming Chartered Institute of Housing president Steve Stride has uncompromising views and big ambitions for what social landlords can achieve. Nick Duxbury joins the Poplar Harca chief executive on a tour of the borough to hear his plans
Ahead of his appearance at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference, Conservative peer and Policy Exchange chair Danny Finkelstein tells Jess McCabe what he thinks about the welfare state
They have more than 60 years’ experience in housing journalism between them - but what do they really think about the sector? Nick Duxbury gathered Inside Housing editors past and present to find out
Professor James Curran has studied the environment all his life. Now he’s in charge of Scotland’s fight against floods. He tells Jess McCabe how he’ll rise to the challenge
With a general election looming in 2015, Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron, who’s drafting the party’s housing policy, reveals what the Lib Dem manifesto is likely to have in store for the sector. Pete Apps reports
Matthew Spencer’s career as an environmental campaigner has taken him to Central America’s cloud forests and back. Now, as director of think tank Green Alliance, it’s his job to put pressure on Westminster to make sustainable decisions. He tells Jess McCabe why, despite a tough economic climate, he is optimistic
In his first interview since becoming housing minister two weeks ago, Kris Hopkins tells Martin Hilditch how he’ll be a vocal advocate for England’s regions, why welfare reforms are right and how he’ll listen to social landlords’ concerns
In 2007 Suzanne Muna was wrongly accused of producing a racist leaflet that was distributed at Unison’s annual conference. Here, the Homes and Communities Agency employee reveals the toll her six-year battle for justice has taken on her life. Martin Hilditch reports