Birmingham sees largest rough sleeping reduction

Rough sleeping across Birmingham has reduced thanks to the support of community groups and council commissioned services.

2011 Housing benefit reform was a false economy

Research has found that the 2011 Housing benefit reform was a false economy, and simply shifted burdens to local councils.

Government announces measures to end rough sleeping

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an extra £236 million to help get people off the streets.

Rough sleeping five times higher than figures claim

Five times as many rough sleepers were seen by councils in the last year than reported in official figures.

Wales targets ‘factory-made’ modular housing

Julie James has said that factory-made modular housing should be used to quickly increase affordable housing in Wales.

Over 11,000 homes to be built on flood-risk land

More than 11,000 new homes are planned to be built on land at the highest risk of flooding in the regions worst hit by storms.

Tenth of new homes built on land with high flood risk

Analysis shows that one in 10 of all new homes in England since 2013 have been built on land at the highest risk of flooding.

Over a million homes with planning permission not built

The LGA has warned that more than a million homes granted planning permission in the past decade have not yet been built.

Public land sales creating minuscule amounts of affordable housing

An opportunity of a lifetime is slipping through our fingers, unless public land is used to provide genuinely affordable homes.

Scheme to provide free central heating in Birmingham

A scheme is now available to Birmingham residents to install central heating for free into fuel poor and vulnerable homes.

New house building in Wales gets £24m boost

Julie James has announced that a further £24 million is being injected immediately into building more new affordable homes in Wales.

Oxford increases annual rough sleeping investment

Oxford City Council will increase its investment on preventing homelessness and rough sleeping to £7.4 million in the next financial year.

MPs urge government to fix dangerous cladding

The government needs to fund a multi-billion-pound bill to bail out apartment owners caught in the post-Grenfell fire safety crisis.

£3.6m to help the public sector cut carbon emissions

Sadiq Khan has launched a new programme to help the public sector cut carbon emissions and reduce energy bills by improving homes.

Don’t cap climate ambition for new homes

GMCA has called upon the government not to restrict local ambition on climate change targets when drawing up guidelines for new build homes.

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