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.

Councils urged to approve more 'Right to Build' plans

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a review to make it easier for people to build their own home.

Government will not cut 300,000 housing target

Robert Jenrick has defended the government’s housing plans, saying that the government won’t cut its target to build 300,000 homes a year.

Plans for UK’s largest zero carbon development in York

City of York Council has submitted planning applications for its first generation of zero-carbon, exceptional yet affordable homes.

Funding to provide new homes for rough sleepers

More than £150 million is to be made available across England to provide a permanent place to live for some of the most vulnerable in society.

Rural homelessness more than doubles in last two years

Homelessness in rural areas has more than doubled in the last two years, with warnings that planning reforms are likely to make the situation much worse.

New guidance for councils on tackling homelessness

New guidance for councils has been published to help ensure care leavers have the stable homes they need, and prevent them from becoming homeless.

Purpose-built housing for older people must be priority

The British Property Federation has revealed the scale of new housing-with-care units required to keep up with future demand.

New funding and guidance for supported housing

Housing Minister Kelly Tolhurst has announced new funding for supported housing pilots in priority areas.

£12 million to help rough sleepers this winter

The government has announced a new £10 million Cold Weather Fund to support councils get rough sleepers off the streets during the winter.

Planning reforms would have affected thousands of homes

Communities could have missed out on nearly 30,000 affordable homes in the past five years if proposed government planning reforms were in place.

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