The government has set up a working group of 20 councils to look at how to implement fixed-term tenancies, a key plank of the Housing and Planning Act.
A council chief executive with a background in housing has been put forward for the top job at Manchester City Council.
A flagship £100m Local Government Association scheme, designed to give smaller local authorities the opportunity to borrow collectively to build housing, has been wound down.
The national roll-out of Right to Buy for housing association tenants will not take place until after April 2018 at the earliest, with the sell-off of high-value council homes also delayed.
Conservative councils are among several which will not introduce the controversial Pay to Stay policy for their
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have given the go-ahead to a devolution deal that will include a £170m affordable housing fund.
One of the councils piloting the roll-out of Universal Credit has written to the Department for Work and Pensions calling for the immediate suspension of the housing benefit part of the new system.
Birmingham City Council is planning to use compulsory purchase orders to seize undeveloped land from developers. Sophie Barnes looks at whether others could follow.
Local authorities have a crucial role to play in the development of much-needed new homes, from strategic leadership through to planning and development. The hurdles they face are significant, but up and down the country individual officers and politicians are persevering, and finding ever more creative solutions.
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A lack of support and ignorance about housing options leads to persistent homelessness, says Mr Anonymous
Private house builders and housing associations cannot provide the homes we desperately need – only councils can do that, says Anne O’Byrne
The Neighbourhood Planning Bill may shift the balance in favour of development and ensure affordable homes are built, says Toby Lloyd