The government is considering a radical shake-up of planning negotiations, by rolling affordable housing payments into a new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime.
The Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its final stage in the House of Lords as the latest government figures reveal the number of households in temporary accommodation has soared by 10% since last year.
The government will make it easier for councils to police office-to-residential conversions if they can demonstrate they are delivering on their housing targets.
A bond aggregator has completed its first deal for more than a year, with a £40.2m bond for four housing associations.
Affordable housing thresholds set by councils while they draw up Local Plans could be dismissed after a High Court case went against a North Yorkshire authority this week.
The government has named the local authorities and housing associations that will take a share of its £32m estates regeneration grant fund.
The government has invested 5% of its £1.2bn Starter Homes Land Fund in 27 sites, the housing minister has revealed.
Planning departments approved 6% more residential applications than a year ago, official statistics released today show.
A West Midlands pilot of the Right to Buy for housing associations could add to stock pressures in the region, a new report warns.
Housing minister Gavin Barwell has urged Londoners not to give in “to fear or hate” after a terrorist attack in Westminster yesterday.
Kier has announced a joint venture with an 11,000-home housing association as it reports a growth in profits in its half year results.
The new chief executive of the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA) has said there is an urgent need for the country to form a government to give certainty over bedroom tax payments and the reclassfication of housing associations.
The government plans to use Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates as a measure for capping benefit in supported housing because they are “already there” a senior civil servant has admitted.
A shared ownership specialist company has bought a housing association, as it seeks £1bn of institutional investment to fund new homes.
The Scottish Government has called for an immediate halt to the roll-out of Universal Credit because it is concerned the new system is pushing more people into debt.
Charities have slammed a government fund intended to mitigate the worst effects of the Local Housing Allowance freeze, after it confirmed just £13.3m will be available next year.
Kingston Council is looking for a partner to develop up to 2,000 homes at a town centre estate, in the latest scheme marking a shift in the market towards outer London boroughs.
Nearly two-thirds of councils across England are struggling to find tenancies for homeless people, a report by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed.
Average house prices in Aberdeen dropped by 10.2% in the year to January 2017, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Debt, capital expenditure and exposure to the sales market will all rise as housing associations step up their development in the coming years, Moody’s has said.
An east London borough has launched an affordable housing company with the acquisition of 211 planned units at the former West Ham football stadium.
Legal & General is set to deliver a new 171-unit build-to-rent scheme in Bath.
Ratings agency S&P has said that housing association debt will exceed £80bn by 2019.
The Welsh Government will release its secret report on mismanagement at a 1,400-home housing association to its Public Accounts Committee later this year, a politician has revealed.
Three London housing associations have received a £100,000 grant to expand a project to help older residents with mental health needs.
Two Cumbria-based housing associations are in merger talks after one was given the green light to break away from its parent organisation.
A housing contractor has announced a 17.1% rise in profits to £35.5m in 2016.
Gavin Barwell has said the West Midlands is a “strong contender” for the regional pilot scheme of the Right to Buy extensison.
The ex-finance director of the largest housing association in Scotland has pleaded guilty to voyeurism and sexual assault.
Berkeley Group has blamed increased obligations on affordable housing as one of the reasons behind its London starts plummeting 30%.
Derbyshire County Council has set up a new development company, it announced yesterday.
The Welsh Housing Partnership has received £93m in secure debt funding from specialist insurer the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Inside Housing’s deputy news editor has been highly commended at an awards ceremony celebrating new journalism talent.
Sajid Javid has committed to ending rough sleeping and revealed the government is backing a major new feasibility study into using Housing First, in a win for Inside Housing’s Cathy at 50 campaign.
The government has announced that £402m of funding over the next two years will be targeted at the councils with the greatest homelessness demand.
Leeds City Council has unveiled plans to build nearly 20,000 new homes on brownfield sites by 2028.
A housing association has selected 16 contractors to deliver a £90m repairs framework in London.
The Homes and Communities Agency has agreed two loans with developers totalling £98.8m to kick-start projects which will provide 10,250 new homes.
A house builder’s credit rating has been placed under review by a credit agency after it sold its regeneration business earlier this month.
Councils sold more than 3,000 homes through the Right to Buy in the final quarter of 2016, taking the total sold under large discounts to over 50,000.
Eight housing associations have been reported to the regulator by official bodies more than once over the past five years because of repairs and maintenance concerns.
Impending deregulation will not damage credit ratings for English housing associations, a major ratings agency has confirmed.
The Homes and Communities Agency has published guidance on a package of deregulatory changes for social landlords due to come into force in April.
The government’s welfare reforms risk undermining its aim to make housing more accessible, the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing has warned.
Croydon Council’s housing company Brick by Brick is expected to launch a bid for institutional investment over the next six months – to finance its ambitious development plans.
A dozen housing associations have almost 2,000 partially developed supported housing units on hold due to uncertainty over funding, MPs heard yesterday.
The controversial takeover of a struggling housing association in Wales was appropriately handled by the Welsh Government, a top official maintained yesterday.
Affordable housing completions in Scotland have dropped by 6% in a year, according to the latest Scottish Government statistics.
Economic sentiment among housing associations is at its highest level since the financial crisis, with landlords scaling up delivery plans despite the looming threat of Brexit.
The Scottish Government has urged tenants to use a new guide to scrutinise social landlords in order to improve services.