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Welsh Government provides £150,000 for co-operative housing

26/04/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

The Welsh Government has allocated nearly £150,000 of funding for co-operative housing.

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Almost 9,000 affordable starts through GLA programmes in 2016/17

21/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

Just under 9,000 affordable homes were started under Greater London Authority programmes in the first year of Sadiq Khan’s tenure as mayor.

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Whoever wins in June, politicians will have to trust housing associations

20/04/2017 | By David Montague

In the midst of Brexit negotiations the next government will have to rely on housing associations to deliver desperately needed affordable homes, says David Montague


Winning the election may prove easier than fixing housing

18/04/2017 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

OPINION: Theresa May could win in June but she will still face a deepening housing crisis, says Jules Birch

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Clarion in talks over strategic partnership status following L&Q deal

11/04/2017 | By Pete Apps , Nick Johnstone

The UK’s biggest housing association is in talks to enter into a strategic affordable housing partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA).

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GLA plans notifications regime to protect grant

11/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is making plans to safeguard affordable housing grant following deregulation, with new powers to recover grant.

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City Hall announces 20,000-home 'partnership' with L&Q

06/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

City Hall has announced a partnership with giant London housing association L&Q which will see 20,000 homes built in the capital.


Javid: government will use Help to Buy to police leasehold practices

28/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

The government will only support builders which adopt “acceptable terms” to leasehold properties with its Help to Buy Equity Loan programme.


A new era of for-profit housing providers

28/03/2017 | By Mervyn Jones

Private companies are interested in becoming housing associations to access affordable housing funding, says Savills’ Mervyn Jones

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Newham launches affordable housing company

21/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

An east London borough has launched an affordable housing company with the acquisition of 211 planned units at the former West Ham football stadium.


York Council enters 'strategic partnership' with HCA

08/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

City of York Council is entering into a “strategic partnership” with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), which could lead to the delivery of 5,000 homes.

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Willmott named by local authority in JV

08/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Willmott Partnership Homes has been selected by the London Borough of Hounslow’s housing company to deliver 1,500 homes in a £90m joint venture.


16% of government funding directed to affordable housing

03/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

Just 16% of the £51bn of government funding earmarked for housing through to 2021 will directly fund affordable homes, analysis by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) shows.


Housing association development on the rise

22/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

New homes being delivered by housing associations grew in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous two quarters, according to the National Housing Federation (NHF).

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NHF warns of 'significant risks' in deal-based rents approach

20/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.

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The Housing White Paper: piecing together the puzzle

17/02/2017 | By News team

The White Paper called on the sector to link up to tackle the housing crisis. But what do the participants make of it? Inside Housing’s news team joins up the pieces


Sovereign secures £150m European investment

13/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Sovereign, the UK’s sixth-largest housing association, has signed a £150m funding deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its plans to build 4,500 new homes over the next three years.


Jeremy Corbyn's housing association problem

10/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

Is Jeremy Corbyn’s difficulty with the phrase “housing association” semantics or politics? asks Pete Apps

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Welsh Government unveils £20m innovative homes fund

09/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

The Welsh Government will invest £20m in innovative new homebuilding over the next two years, it announced today.


Ministers abandon Starter Homes target and 20% threshold

07/02/2017 | By Pete Apps , Nathaniel Barker

WHITE PAPER: The government has abandoned its manifesto pledge to build 200,000 Starter Homes this parliament, and require 20% of the homes on all new developments.

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Government drops Starter Homes 'focus' as White Paper details revealed

07/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The government will “change focus” from Starter Homes to a wider range of affordable housing in its much-anticipated Housing White Paper, due to be released later today.


London leads association building rates in 2015/16

06/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

London housing associations set the pace for development in the sector in 2015/16, according to regional reports from the National Housing Federation (NHF).


Housing associations 'built half of all London homes in 2016'

03/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Housing associations built almost half of the new homes completed in London last year, according to a report from the National Housing Federation (NHF) published yesterday.

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CIH president calls for more homes for social rent

01/02/2017 | By Tim Clark

The president of the Chartered Institute of Housing has called for the government to build homes for social rent, slamming its limited focus on homeownership.

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Kier set for 2,200 completions

27/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

House builder and contractor Kier Group is on track for more than 2,200 completions this year, a positive trading update revealed.

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Supported housing demand trumps LHA cap fears

13/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.

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Full implementation dates for Housing Act policies revealed

12/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

Regulations introducing Starter Homes are due to come into force in the summer, a timetable obtained by Inside Housing reveals.

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Funding programmes: an all you need to know guide

11/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone , Sophie Barnes , Luke Barratt

With the details of four government funding programmes released last week in a flurry of New Year announcements, Inside Housing’s news team presents a guide to what’s on offer, who can bid and what people think of the schemes

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First wave of Starter Homes reignites distortion fears

06/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The first wave of Starter Homes will be sale-only products, reigniting fears over their distorting effect on local housing markets.

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Sanctuary secures largest initial grant allocation

05/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

Sanctuary Housing Association took the largest allocation in the initial round of funding for the latest grant programme, while several private builders also received large sums.

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Shared ownership 'out of reach' for young London singles

04/01/2017 | By Luke Barratt

Most of London’s shared ownership schemes are unaffordable for young people wanting to live alone, according to research by a major consumer rights organisation.


Government announces Starter Homes partnership areas

03/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

The government has announced 30 areas where construction of the first Starter Homes will begin this year.


Barwell hails Chinese modular deal

19/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

The historic deal between a Chinese state-owned firm and a housing association to create six housebuilding factories in the UK has been hailed by the housing minister.

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06/12/2016 | By Steve Douglas

The London funding programme is positive – now the White Paper needs to deliver for the rest of England, says Steve Douglas


Sheffield associations and councils sign housing deal

05/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

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.

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Autumn Statement: what we still don't know

02/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

After last week’s Autumn Statement, Pete Apps rounds up the unanswered questions.


Scottish landlords 'lack capacity to meet target'

01/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

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.


Welsh Government boosts grant after supply pact with sector

01/12/2016 | By Pete Apps

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.


LSE: emergency housing package for young needed

01/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

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).

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Regions sound concern over London allocation

30/11/2016 | By Mark Smulian

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.