130,000 families left to live in one-bed flats

A new report from the National Housing Federation has revealed that an ongoing shortage of homes is forcing 130,000 families in England to squeeze

Homeless children growing up in shipping containers

A new report has revealed how some homeless children are living in converted shipping containers and office blocks and B&Bs.

Chancellor announces £600 million housing boost

Sajid Javid has announced over £600 million of new investment to build up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas in England.

£41m to unlock derelict Midlands land for housing

A further £41 million has been secured by the WMCA to help unlock hundreds of acres of former industrial land for new homes.

Grenfell survivors housed in high fire risk flats

A risk assessment report has revealed that survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are living in a block of flats with a high risk of fire.

Homeless death every 19 hours, research finds

New research has found that at least 235 people affected by homelessness have died over the last six months.

Energy switching scheme saving money in Cambridgeshire

Residents across Cambridgeshire have successfully saved £563,746 over the last five years through a local energy switch scheme.

Housing association pledges to build plastic free houses

Accord is aiming to build virtually plastic free houses in its attempts to reduce the amount of plastic used during construction.

200 homes planned for rough sleepers in London

Plans for up to 200 homes to help former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse in London have been announced.

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.

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