1.2 million renters are at high-risk of job loss

A new report has warned that up to 1.2 million renters are at high-risk of having to rely on Universal Credit after losing their jobs.

17 years to sort council housing waiting list

New CIPFA analysis has revealed that it could take up to 17 years to re-house individuals and families on the waiting list for council housing.

Taskforce created to tackle rough sleeping during pandemic

A specialist taskforce has been created to lead the next phase of the government’s support for rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Confusion remains over refuse centres opening

Despite a recent government plea, some councils have said further measures are needed before their refuse sites can reopen.

Social homes may go unbuilt without RTB extension

Social homes could go unbuilt unless councils are granted an extension to the time they are allowed to spend money from Right to Buy sales.

Private renters more exposed to current economic shock

Families living in private rented accommodation are more exposed to the current economic shock than homeowners.

Biggest changes to building safety ‘in a generation’

Robert Jenrick has announced steps to further reform the building safety system to ensure residents are safe in their homes.

Increase grant levels to boost social housing investment

The Chartered Institute of Housing has warned that grant levels for new social housing in England have fallen dangerously low.

Scotland’s 50,000 affordable homes target a challenge to meet

There remains a real challenge for the Scottish government and the housing sector to deliver 50,000 affordable homes by March of next year.

Final Grenfell Taskforce report published

The Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce has published its final report, and appointed Nick Hurd as an Independent Adviser to the Prime Minister.

£5m to house 1,000 rough sleepers in Manchester

Andy Burnham has announced an urgent humanitarian response to house 1,000 people in hotels across Greater Manchester.

Manchester to create affordable homes development company

Ceating a local housing development and management company will mean that Manchester City Council can develop affordable homes directly.

Coronavirus: housing for all rough sleepers in Cambridge

Cambridge City Council is working to support rough sleepers who will be unable to self-isolate from coronavirus.

London’s homeless to be housed in hotel rooms

Sadiq Khan has secured 300 hotel rooms in which rough sleepers in the capital can self-isolate over the coming weeks.

House all homeless people now, government urged

Andy Burnham has called on the government to release funding to house all homeless people now, as the Coronavirus crisis continues to unfold.

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