Extra dependency support announce for rough sleepers

Kelly Tolhurst has announced that rough sleepers across England will receive extra support to help them recover from drug and alcohol misuse.

No planning permission for more than a million earmarked homes

More than a million homes on land earmarked for development by councils are yet to be brought forward by developers for planning permission.

Government must improve housing for older people

A new survey shows that nearly 90 per cent of people think that the government should widen housing options for older people.

200,000 discounted Starter Homes promise abandoned

The MHCLG never put in place the necessary laws to make their affordable homes initiative a reality, says PAC.

Ensure no one spends winter on streets, says Labour

Labour is calling on the government to commit that no one will spend this winter on the streets, amid fears of fewer beds being available.

£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.

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