£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.

Permitted development a risk to health and well-being

Councils are warning that homes created using permitted development rights are a potential threat to people’s health and well-being.

Council landlords are subsidising Universal Credit

Universal Credit is draining cash and resources from already hard-pressed councils and their not-for-profit housing companies.

Use retirement communities to meet housing needs

Retirement communities have a major role to play in meeting the housing and care needs of our ageing population.

Local Housing Allowance freeze fuelling homelessness

A significant reduction in the number of homes affordable to Londoners receiving LHA over the past four years.

Government must embrace modern construction methods

MPs say that the government’s over-reliance on traditional building methods will see it fall far short of its housing target.

District councils building more homes since HRA cap lifted

More homes are being built and planned for by more district councils in more places.

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