London boroughs seek to turbocharge council housebuilding

London Councils has urged the government to deliver a boost of historic proportions to local authorities’ ability to build new homes.

£57m of funding announced for estate next to Grenfell

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is set to invest £57 million to transform the Lancaster West estate, next to Grenfell Tower.

2020 public land sales to be missed ‘by wide margin’

The government has been accused of extending the national housing crisis by failing to sell enough land for affordable and social housing.

New jobcentre support for homeless

The Department for Work and Pensions has developed new training on homelessness to improve support for vulnerable benefit claimants.

Street urges for increase to the Local Housing Allowance

Andy Street has urged the government to urgently rethink part of the benefits system to protect the most vulnerable from becoming homeless.

Measures to end segregation of social housing residents

The government has unveiled new measures to end the segregation of social housing residents in mixed-tenure developments.

£32.3 million to support Grenfell community

£32.3 million has been awarded to support the recovery of Kensington and Chelsea College and the local community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

House builders ordered to protect wildlife

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has ordered developers to do more to protect Britain’s cherished wildlife.

New PM must prioritise tackling children’s homelessness

More than 300 children face becoming homeless during the school holidays this summer as a result of the housing crisis.

New ‘affordable’ housing definition needed

The Campaign to Protect Rural England is calling for changes to how ‘affordable’ housing is defined.

RIBA bemoans severe lack of age-friendly homes

The Royal Institute of British Architects has launched a call for urgent action to tackle the severe lack of age-friendly housing.

Wales urged to set ambitious energy targets for homes

An independent report has called on the Welsh Government to commit to a 30 year programme to reduce carbon emissions in its homes.

Government ‘far too slow’ in Grenfell fire response

The government has been ‘far too slow’ in reforming the building and fire safety regime in the two years since the Grenfell Tower fire.

Bids for Housing Advisers Programme opens

The Local Government Association is launching its third year of the Housing Advisers Programme.

Renting millennials face homeless crisis in retirement

Hundreds of thousands of people could be facing homelessness in their retirement in the coming decades due to the rising costs of renting.

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