Birmingham makes green pledges in light of cuts

Birmingham City Council has pledged increased investment in housing, social care and cleaner streets in its budget plans.

We need more housing help for elderly, say MPs

The Communities and Local Government Committee has said that a national strategy for older people's housing is needed to bring together and improve current policy.

MPs warns of supported housing funding plans

Two Commons Select Committees have voiced concerns over the government’s funding plans for supported housing.

Stoke’s housing repairs company is officially launched

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched a housing repairs and maintenance company to improve services for tenants and raise housing standards.

£15m to help buy homes for homeless Londoners

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will invest £15 million in a new scheme to purchase hundreds of homes for Londoners who have been homeless.

Government backing for new generation of town houses

Sajid Javid has confirmed government backing to create a new generation of town houses in cities to ease pressure on valuable open spaces.

Nottingham to pursue high rise sprinklers

Nottingham City Council will go ahead with the installation of sprinklers in residential high rise blocks in the city, despite a lack of government support.

Right to Buy discounts causing housing ‘firesafe’

New LGA analysis has revealed that nearly £3.5 billion in Right to Buy discounts have been handed out to council tenants over the past six years.

New panel to help eradicate rough sleeping

Experts from homelessness charities and local government have met for the first time as part of the government’s new rough sleeping advisory panel.

£866 million investment for local housing projects

The government has confirmed a £866 million investment in local housing projects that will help build up to 200,000 new homes.

£5 million for affordable, supported accommodation in Leeds

Leeds City Council is set to approve a £5 million investment to provide supported accommodation for vulnerable adults, young people and families.

Over 150,000 homes for social rent lost in five years

The Chartered Institute of Housing has shown that more than 150,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost in just five years.

‘Light handed’ regulation could help improve private renting

The government should do more to support the increasing provision of private rented accommodation by housing associations and local authorities.

New Metals Matter campaign for Cambridge

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council have launched a new metal recycling campaign.

Labour pledges 8,000 new homes for rough sleepers

Labour has promised to tackle the scandal of rough sleeping by pledging 8,000 affordable homes for people with a history of sleeping on the streets.

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