Labour pledges to give first time buyers fairer housing deal

Labour is pledging to reveal ground-breaking plans to build more affordable housing and give first time buyers a fairer deal.

Government must act now on rough sleeping

The Kerslake Commission has made 12 recommendations to the government as part of its final report on tackling rough sleeping.

Green homes revolution could create 138,000 new jobs

A fully funded programme to insulate homes and swap gas boilers for low-carbon heating sources could deliver huge economic and social benefits.

LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme

The LGA is launching the fifth year of the Housing Advisers Programme, an innovative scheme to help councils overcome housing challenges.

Ministers urged to create 250,000 new homes for key workers

The government is being urged to create 250,000 new homes for key workers as a reward for their efforts during the pandemic.

Backing for Manchester’s Homelessness Prevention Strategy

Leaders in Greater Manchester have thrown their support behind the city-region’s first ever Homelessness Prevention Strategy.

Sector support programme helping to eliminate rough sleeping

A report sets out how the LGA’s sector support programme is sharing learning from Everyone In to help eliminate rough sleeping for good.

Lack to coherent resettlement plan could hinder councils

The current plan to resettle Afghan refugees has come under fire from councils who have criticised a ‘lack of clarity’ from central government.

Khan announces deals for thousands of new council homes

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has agreed a new deal with the government to fund thousands of council and other genuinely affordable homes.

Rural conversions could result in loss of local services

There has been a surge of almost 225 per cent in homes converted from barns and farm buildings without planning permission in the past five years.

£8.6 billion boost announced for affordable homes

Thousands of people will be helped onto the housing ladder as funding worth £8.6 billion is allocated across the country.

Homeless scheme not leading to permanent accommodation

Fewer than one in four homeless people housed by the government's Everyone In scheme have moved into permanent accommodation.

Decarbonisation of 29 million homes at risk, say coalition

A group of consumer and industry groups have warned that the decarbonisation of 29 million homes at risk due to significant gaps in net-zero plans.

Cornwall Council pledges to tackle ‘perfect storm’ housing crisis

Cornwall Council has restated its commitment to helping residents affected by the unprecedented pressure on housing in the region.

Council calls for government planning reform rethink

Hackney Council has said that proposed planning reforms will undermine local democracy, fail to tackle the housing crisis and lead to poorer quality new development.

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