Social Housing news in North east

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Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Heather Spurr

Senior reporter and campaign editor


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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.

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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.

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'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.

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HAs call for involvement in disaster planning

04/02/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing associations in flood-hit Cumbria plan to lobby for greater involvement in disaster planning following recent severe flooding in the region.

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Solar installations paused after 5,000th home

20/01/2016 | By Pete Apps

A Sunderland-based housing association will “pause” its solar panel installations, after a race against time to get as many fitted before government cuts kick in.

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Hundreds still homeless following flooding

06/01/2016 | By Lucy Alderson

Hundreds of social housing tenants are still living in temporary accommodation due to the floods which swept through parts of the UK over the Christmas period.

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Viability concerns over Osborne's £2.3bn regen plan

04/01/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Councils in the North of England and the Midlands have raised doubts over the “financial viability” of regenerating council estates using loans under a new £2.3bn estates regeneration programme.

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Council slammed over homeless teenager treatment

15/12/2015 | By Sophie Barnes

A homeless teenager was caused “avoidable distress” by Doncaster Council’s children’s service after they failed to “properly assess” her needs, the Local Government Ombudsman has concluded.

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ALMO CEO stands down in restructure

14/12/2015 | By Pete Apps

The chief executive of Newcastle City Council’s arm’s-length management organisation is to step down as part of a restructure.