£35 million investment in Welsh homes for the future

Low carbon housing and retrofitting to improve energy efficiency will feature in projects receiving Welsh Government funding.

Sunak promises new National Home Building Fund

The government is introducing a £7.1 billion National Home Building Fund, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed in his Spending review speech.

Rough sleepers may be forced into the cold to avoid infection

Some people sleeping rough in some areas could be forced to stay out in the cold this winter to avoid a risk of infection in unsafe settings.

£150m extra spending expected for homelessness

Rishi Sunak is expected to use the upcoming Spending Review to tackle homelessness after coronavirus with a multimillion-pound funding boost.

Councils ‘braced for second wave of homelessness’

Local authorities are anticipating a second wave of homelessness of people hit by the coronavirus pandemic’s economic fall out.

Local authorities facing shortage of accessible housing

A survey has shown that local authorities are facing a shortage of accessible housing, a problem made worse by some home builders' actions.

Decarbonise homes in the north to ‘level up’

IPPR North says there is huge potential for economic stimulus provided by a programme of housing decarbonisation in the north of England.

Social landlords required to report on residents’ satisfaction

Robert Jenrick has revealed the government’s social housing white paper, making landlords more accountable for the services they deliver.

Post-coronavirus boom in social housing needed

A post-pandemic building boom of 100,000 new social homes for rent each year would not only meet demand for affordable homes but also boost the economy.

LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme

The Housing Advisers Programme funds the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the housing crisis.

Invest in social housing to end housing crisis, says report

The RIBA is calling on the government to end the housing crisis by giving support to local authorities to deliver the next generation of council housing.

New protections for renters during restrictions

Robert Jenrick has announced that renters will be protected during the national restrictions, with no bailiff enforcement action.

'Protect Programme' launched to help rough sleepers

A new scheme to help protect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from coronavirus has been announced.

Repeat ‘Everyone In’ to protect rough sleepers, says Labour

Thangam Debbonaire has written to Robert Jenrick calling on him to re-start the ‘Everyone In’ initiative that began in March.

Charities call for second Everyone In scheme in England

The government has been urged to bring back the Everyone In scheme to protect rough sleepers during the country's second national lockdown.

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