Only half of renters felt safe at home during lockdown

New research from Shelter has revealed that only half of private renters in England felt safe in their homes during the coronavirus lockdown.

First modular homes unveiled for London homelessness scheme

The first batch of modular homes designed as accommodation for homeless Londoners has been assembled on a test site in Tower Hamlets.

Wales seeks to further reduce fuel poverty by 2035

Plans to further tackle fuel poverty in Wales by 2035 have been published for consultation by the Welsh Government.

Review of the Homelessness Reduction Act released

Nearly a quarter of a million households who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless have benefited from the Homelessness Reduction Act.

Government has 48 hours to protect renters, says Labour

Labour is calling on the government to extend the evictions ban due to end on 20 September to avoid a homelessness crisis this winter.

Councils to receive housing support for vulnerable people

The government has announced that 274 councils are set to receive housing support for vulnerable people.

£16m to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland

Fuel-poor households are to benefit from a further £16 million investment to improve energy efficiency in their homes.

Committee warns of ‘system-wide failure’ on cladding

Only a third of high-rise buildings with Grenfell-style flammable cladding due to be fixed by now have had their cladding replaced with a safe alternative.

New housing targets 'jeopardise’ levelling-up agenda

An updated algorithm to set how many new homes need to be built in local areas will lead to London and the south seeing a housing boom.

New comprehensive support for renters this winter

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed new measures to support renters affected by coronavirus over autumn and winter.

£30 million boost to help unlock land for new homes

The government is boosting its Land Release Fund and the One Public Estate programme with an additional £30 million.

£12 billion boost announced for affordable homes

Robert Jenrick has launched new investment in housing to help the country build back better, including homes for social rent.

One in four homes granted planning permission go unbuilt

New research has shown that more than 380,000 homes granted planning permission between 2011 and 2019 remain unbuilt.

Coronavirus homeless action must be continued

The leaders of Greater Manchester and West Midlands have called for guaranteed accommodation for every homeless person.

Make housing a national priority, says campaign

Campaign to make social housing a government priority in the coronavirus recovery get full support in Derby.

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