The percentage of council tenants on Universal Credit in rent arrears has increased to a “critically high” 86% over the past year, sparking “extreme concern” among councils.
The planned introduction of a housing growth baseline for the New Homes Bonus has been slammed by councils that believe they could lose £75m.
Islington Council has published its 2017/18 budget, which includes £40m for the building of new council housing in the borough.
Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.
The government has revealed the names of the 20 councils it is working with to look at how to implement fixed-term tenancies.
Manchester City Council has set out its own definition of affordable housing which is based on an average household’s income.
Councils that were awarded the largest pots of funding from the government’s Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme will spend the money largely on affordable rented homes in the supported housing sector.
Homelessness prevention duties are closer than ever to making it onto the statute books. Sophie Barnes asks what this might mean for English councils
Council companies are the newest players in the housebuilding sector. Sophie Barnes analyses the growth of this quiet, but rapidly expanding, new sector.
Birmingham City Council is planning to use compulsory purchase orders to seize undeveloped land from developers. Sophie Barnes looks at whether others could follow.
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