£105m to keep rough sleepers safe and off the streets

Ministers have announced that interim housing for thousands of rough sleepers taken off the streets during the pandemic is to be provided.

MHCLG sets out plans for building post-coronavirus

New measures to help the construction industry boost building and return to work safely will be introduced this week.

100,000 social homes a year needed, says LGA

A post-pandemic building boom of 100,000 affordable homes a year is needed to provide housing fit for coronavirus key workers.

Less than a quarter of cladding funding spent

Only £133 million of a promised £400 million to strip social housing towers of dangerous cladding panels has been spent.

Thousands of homeless remain in temporary shelter

Three quarters of homeless people in 17 areas are still in temporary accommodation with some already sleeping rough again.

Garden towns likely to be dominated by car use

Transport for New Homes claims that garden villages and garden towns are at high risk of becoming car-dependent commuter estates.

Councils call for suspension of No Recourse to Public Funds

Councils are urging for the NRPF condition to be suspended so that all vulnerable individuals are entitled to receive support.

MPs want the government to end cladding nightmare

The government must commit to ensure that all buildings with ACM cladding should be fully remediated of all fire safety defects, say MPs.

New scheme needed to protect housing sector from collapse

The coronavirus crisis is likely to make it impossible for the government to hit its housebuilding targets and exacerbate the housing crisis.

London Councils say homelessness cannot return to normal

London boroughs are spending an extra £50 million on homelessness and rough sleeping due to coronavirus.

Charities to benefit from support for rough sleepers

Over 130 charities are set to benefit from £6 million to allow them to support rough sleepers during the pandemic.

Thousands of homeless 'back on streets by July'

Thousands of homeless people who have been housed during the coronavirus pandemic could return to the streets by the end of this month.

Downsizing crucial to tackling skewed housing market

The key to unlocking the housing crisis lies in tackling the under-occupation of family homes where there are more than 15 million ‘surplus’ bedrooms.

Housing company to build 500 affordable homes per year

Manchester City Council’s new authority-owned housing development company is seeking to build 500 affordable homes per year.

£20m fund to transform homelessness services in Wales

£20 million has been made available to help ensure that no-one in emergency shelter in Wales during the coronavirus crisis has to return to the streets.

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