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.
Figures showing plummeting homeownership rates outside London should be a “wake-up call” for the government to devolve more housing powers to the regions.
The largest housing association in the North East has welcomed Lord Heseltine’s report on the future of the Tees Valley.
Two North East housing associations have merged to form a single 14,000-home organisation.
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.
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.
A housing association has scrapped its low-cost homeownership scheme after the programme failed to attract investment.
Housing associations in flood-hit Cumbria plan to lobby for greater involvement in disaster planning following recent severe flooding in the region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The chief executive of Newcastle City Council’s arm’s-length management organisation is to step down as part of a restructure.