Blogs and opinion


Featuring regular blogs from housing sector experts and the Inside Housing team, plus contributions from individuals working in all aspects of social housing.

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Welcome shift

29/07/2014 | By Jules Birch

People seem to be getting the ‘Yes to Homes’ message at last but have the nimbys really had their day?

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Calculating social wellbeing

29/07/2014 | By Phil Miles

By having a standard way of calculating social impact, Affinity Sutton has worked out the value of community investment programmes compare to other projects, writes Phil Miles

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The only recourse

29/07/2014 | By Heather Spurr

Will the GLA’s new ‘excellence’ protocol for homeless migrants help those on housing waiting lists, Heather Spurr asks

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'Slow burn' PRS doesn't add up

24/07/2014 | By Pete Apps

Providing private rented sector homes might fulfill a housing association’s social purpose but it doesn’t make financial sense, Pete Apps writes.

  • The only recourse

    29/07/2014

    Will the GLA’s new ‘excellence’ protocol for homeless migrants help those on housing waiting lists, Heather Spurr asks

  • 'We have created a mess'

    29/07/2014

    The loss of 35,000 social rented homes a year is shocking, writes Colin Wiles

  • Closed doors

    28/07/2014

    What is it about a ‘poor door’ that causes so much outrage?

  • Tackling fuel poverty

    25/07/2014

    Social landlords should not wait for government targets in order to respond to fuel poverty, argues Steve Grocock

  • Divided we stand

    25/07/2014

    Brixton might have become trendy, but that doesn’t mean existing communities have benefited, argues Julie Fawcett

  • The future of social housing

    25/07/2014

    This week the HCA and GLA both published details of the funding they have allocated through their affordable homes programmes

  • Why we need our surpluses

    25/07/2014

    London’s biggest landlords are responding well to the economic climate and the changing needs of Londoners

  • Rising above hate

    25/07/2014

    Threats and abuse will not prevent Orbit Group from providing essential services

  • Well-eeled Boris' gaffe

    25/07/2014

    ALMO improvisation, Boris Johnson’s gastronomic adventure and Twitter heavyweight Brandon Lewis

  • The winning combination

    25/07/2014

    Social value can be created in a co-operative ‘virtual supply chain’

  • A word about bonds

    25/07/2014

    Take care before entering into complex funding arrangements, says Patricia Grinyer

  • 'Slow burn' PRS doesn't add up

    24/07/2014

    Providing private rented sector homes might fulfill a housing association’s social purpose but it doesn’t make financial sense, Pete Apps writes.

  • Survey story - part two

    24/07/2014

    Here’s the second part of my blog on some key themes emerging from the latest English Housing Survey.

  • Anything you can do we can do better Video

    24/07/2014

    Stats blog: Political bickering over which government has the better house building record is inevitable, but Daniel Douglas looks at the data behind the squabbling.

  • English Housing Survey part 1

    23/07/2014

    Here’s the new information about housing in England in a two-part blog on what caught my eye.

  • Is social housing a failed brand?

    22/07/2014

    We should be careful what we wish for, writes Colin Wiles

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