Housing professionals have broadly welcomed a new government blueprint for overhauling run-down estates across England, coupled with a £32m funding boost.
Housing benefit overpayments due to fraud totalled £1bn last year, official statistics released today have revealed.
A black and minority ethnic housing association hopes to become the leading provider of services to new migrants in London as it focuses on non-housing services.
Legal & General has raised a further £170m from institutions for its build-to-rent fund, taking its total investment in this field to around £1bn.
Essex-based housing association Colne has retained its A+ credit rating from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, but has had its long-term outlook downgraded to negative.
The government is to inject an extra £32m into its flagship estate regeneration programme, ministers announced today.
Supported housing providers are keeping development schemes on hold, despite a recent assurance from the government that current levels of funding will be maintained in the future.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) is considering a reduction in staffing numbers, as it seeks to squeeze costs ahead of a cut to its annual fees.
Peabody and Family Mosaic’s merger plans were driven by a joint commitment to providing low-cost rental units, the designate chief executive of the new organisation has said.
The London Assembly has called on the capital’s mayor Sadiq Khan to act against a “perfect storm” of homelessness.
The London Plan will not be published until 2019, the deputy mayor of housing for the Greater London Authority has revealed.
Peabody and Family Mosaic housing associations have announced plans to merge to create a giant 55,000-home landlord.
The deregulation package aimed at removing housing associations from the national balance sheet will come into effect from April, Inside Housing can reveal.
A UK-based digital-only bank has become the latest mortgage lender to enter the shared ownership market.
L&Q is planning a return to the supported accommodation sector with a new subsidiary called L&Q Living, which will manage more than 6,600 homes.
L&Q and East Thames have completed their mega-merger, alongside a £2.6bn refinancing deal with seven banks.
The former chair of the Housing Corporation has been named chair of a new housing association, once its merger completes in the New Year.
English housing associations’ creditworthiness will suffer next year as shrinking grants and rental income drive them into riskier ventures.
The Scottish Government has proposed increasing planning fees more than fourfold for some major applications, as part of a consultation published today.
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.
Social landlords and local authorities across the Sheffield City Region have signed a compact which they hope could lead to a devolution deal on housing.
House builders have hit back at a threat by communities secretary Sajid Javid to tackle alleged landbanking.
Hyde Housing Group and house builder Hill have launched their first joint venture, for 287 homes in Brent.
Investment of almost £13bn in 18 housing projects and programmes has been listed in the government’s £500bn infrastructure pipeline.
Senior leaders at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have hit back at criticisms over regular changes to the social housing regulator over the past decade.
A council chief executive with a background in housing has been put forward for the top job at Manchester City Council.
The chief executive of Northern Ireland’s housing association representative body is set to leave to take over at the helm of a specialist older people’s landlord.
Housing association Stonewater has retained its A1 rating from credit ratings agency Moody’s.
One of England’s largest housing associations is facing union action after warning supported housing staff could be dismissed and re-engaged on new terms as part of a major restructure.
Inside Housing’s news editor won a top journalism award last night.
The housing association sector is in a “robust” position to respond to economic uncertainty following the Brexit vote, according to the latest quarterly survey from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
The Scottish Government’s U-turn on the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act extension to housing associations will burden associations with additional costs, the sector has warned.
Lord David Freud, the minister for welfare reform who has overseen the introduction of Universal Credit, has announced he will retire from his ministerial position at the end of December.
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into making housing associations in Scotland subject to Freedom of Information requests.
Scotland’s social landlords doubt they have the capacity to deliver the Scottish Government’s target of 50,000 new affordable homes over five years.
The Welsh regulator will introduce a series of governance and viability standards for the first time, as part of a package to take housing associations off the national balance sheet.
Growing demand in the private rented sector has driven a 64% leap in pre-tax profit for residential landlord Grainger.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has ended its intervention at Wellhouse Housing Association after nearly two years.
The Welsh Government has boosted housing grant funding by £30m this year, as social landlords sign a historic ‘supply pact’ to deliver 20,000 homes by 2021.
The government has announced a loan of £45m from its new Home Building Fund will go towards more than 2,000 private rental homes in Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester.
An emergency package to house young working Londoners is urgently needed in the capital, according to a report from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Some 255,000 people are homeless in England, housing charity Shelter has found.
Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing Group have completed their long-awaited ‘mega-merger’, joining forces to become Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest housing association and one of its biggest house builders.
The government plans to create a new social housing regulator, separate from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Private rented sector specialists have welcomed this week’s changes to London planning guidance, in which local authorities are advised to lock build-to-rent providers into covenants of at least 15 years – in return for an easing of affordable housing requirements.
Housing association chief executives outside London have voiced concern about the diversion of resources into the capital’s affordable homes programme in last week’s Autumn Statement.
The influential chair of one of London’s biggest house builders says he will “adjust land bids” where necessary to meet Sadiq Khan’s 35% affordable housing threshold.
Wrekin Housing Group (WHG) has been downgraded by the housing regulator due to weaknesses in risk management across its large group structure.
Housing associations in London are poised to enter “strategic partnerships” with City Hall, as Sadiq Khan’s overhaul of affordable housing funding was hailed as a “defining moment in housing history”.
The government’s much-anticipated Housing White Paper will not be published until January, the communities secretary revealed yesterday.