New Hackney houses to suit Haredi religion

Hackney Council is planning to build new housing with religiously compliant features to appeal to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

LHA freeze risks increasing homelessness

The LGA has warned that the freeze on Local Housing Allowance LHA risks an increase in homelessness in the private sector.

Majority of affordable homes lost because of legal loophole

New research has revealed that property developers are avoiding building thousands of affordable homes each year due to a legal loophole.

Government to introduce Draft Tenant Fees Bill

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed that a new draft Tenant Fees Bill will be introduced to Parliament to ban letting fees.

Supported housing gets funding boost

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced a new approach to encourage the supply of a wide range of supported housing.

LHA cap will not apply to supported housing

Theresa May has revealed that the Local Housing Allowance cap will not apply to supported housing or the social housing sector.

Developers not prioritising walking infrastructure

A new report has argued that access to walking infrastructure is not a priority for developers building new homes.

Dundee to outline £350 million building programme

Dundee City Council is to outline nearly £350 million of investment for a building programme to cover the next five years.

New green energy campaign in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has launched a new campaign to save people money on their energy bills and help the environment.

Liverpool launches empty homes matching scheme

Liverpool City Council is launching a new matchmaking service to link buyers and sellers of vacant properties.

Islington launches London’s first municipal energy provider

Islington Council has launched London’s first municipal energy provider in more than a century.

£8.4m high rise safety programme in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council will continue with an £8.4 million programme of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in 13 high rise blocks.

Housing benefit cuts prompt rent rises

The IFS has said that households on low incomes are left exposed to rent increases as housing costs dominate their spend.

UK faces elderly homelessness ‘time bomb’

The LGA has warned that the UK is facing a ‘ticking time bomb’ over rising numbers of homeless older people.

£2 million affordable housing in Manchester

A new Housing Affordability Fund, released by Manchester City Council, will help to build 2,500 more affordable homes in the next five years.

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