A new £60 million fund will help almost 150 councils tackle the problem of high levels of second homeownership in their communities.

Home ownership rates among 25-year-olds have plummeted by more than half in 20 years, analysis shows.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has set out plans for a £50 million ‘move-on’ housing fund to help homeless people progress from hostels and refuges to long-term accommodation.

Surrey County Council has unveiled plans to build 600 homes for older and disabled people within the next decade, in a bid to save £3 million annually.

Highland Council has published a proposal to accommodate families of Syrian refugees in Kinlochleven in Lochaber.

The Department of Health (DH) has awarded local authorities with a share of a £25 million housing and technology fund for people with learning disabilities.

Doncaster City Council has been granted permission to issue an eviction to homeless protesters living in a ‘tent city’ in the region.

The latest Help to Buy statistics have shown that over 220,000 people have been able to buy a home using the government scheme.

Nearly 90 per cent of local authorities believe that current housing targets will be impossible to meet because of a lack of planning resources.

Property website Rightmove has warned that prices for properties in the UK will rise by two per cent in 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £32 million of additional funding to regenerate deprived housing estates.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has claimed that high rental housing costs mean an estimated 3.8 million workers are in poverty.

A new multi-million pound deal to boost housing in key cities will provide more than 2,000 homes for private rent and create thousands of jobs.

East Ayrshire Council has unveiled a £131 million programme to build 604 new homes and refurbish hundreds of others as part of a scheme to provide ‘sustainable and quality homes’ for nearly 13,000 tenants.

The Scottish Borders Council has approved plans which could see nearly 1,200 affordable homes built in the region by 2022.

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