Social Housing news in North east

Northern specialist

Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Heather Spurr

Senior reporter and campaign editor


Phone: 020 7772 8362

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Stable rating for association after summer downgrade

20/12/2016 | By Caroline Thorpe

A major North East landlord has maintained its credit rating following a downgrade earlier in the year.

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Javid pulls plug on North East devolution deal

09/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A devolution deal in the North East has been scrapped by communities secretary Sajid Javid after the seven councils involved failed to come to an agreement.

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Falling homeownership 'wake-up call'

04/08/2016 | By Pete Apps

Figures showing plummeting homeownership rates outside London should be a “wake-up call” for the government to devolve more housing powers to the regions.

Michael Heseltine

North east association welcomes Heseltine report

14/06/2016 | By Simon Brandon

The largest housing association in the North East has welcomed Lord Heseltine’s report on the future of the Tees Valley.


North East landlords complete merger

02/06/2016 | By Pete Apps

Two North East housing associations have merged to form a single 14,000-home organisation.

Angel of the North statue, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, North East England

'Lyons review for the north' publishes interim report

16/05/2016 | By Carl Brown

Too many areas of northern England are “no longer desirable places to live or work in”, according to a report by a commission looking into housing in the north.


Northern landlords concerned over £4.1bn shared ownership fund

22/04/2016 | By Heather Spurr

Housing associations in the north of England have warned that their bids for funding under the government’s flagship affordable housing programme will be constrained by limited demand for shared ownership.

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Gentoo scraps Genie scheme

08/03/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A housing association has scrapped its low-cost homeownership scheme after the programme failed to attract investment.