A support group warns that many of those made homeless by the Grenfell fire face Christmas in hotel rooms, and all the other #ukhousing news
In the news
Grenfell United, a support group for survivors, has warned that 118 out of 208 families will still be in emergency accommodation or with friends over the holiday period, including 29 families with children, The Guardian reports.
The rehousing process is also the top story on our homepage this morning, as we reveal a row between neighbours of Grenfell who were evacuated by the fire and the council over the rules relating to their rehousing.
Also in the news this morning, the Big Issue carries a report about the UK’s biggest shipping container village, which has opened up in Acton, west London. And maverick Labour MP Frank Field blogs for The Guardian about how he made Tory Heidi Allen cry.
On social media
#ukhousing tweeters are gearing up for today’s Big Housing Debate at the Barbican:
Ann Santry from @sovereignha will be speaking on the panel at today’s #HousingDebate17 session on ’How do we accelerate housing supply and maintain affordability at a time of diminishing income?’ pic.twitter.com/EJL6BuoSda— CapsticksSH (@CapsticksSH)
Speakers at today’s Big Housing Debate south include Kate Davies, chief executive of Notting Hill Housing, and venerable cross-bench peer Lord Richard Best. Full details are here.