New scheme needed to protect housing sector from collapse

The coronavirus crisis is likely to make it impossible for the government to hit its housebuilding targets and exacerbate the housing crisis.

London Councils say homelessness cannot return to normal

London boroughs are spending an extra £50 million on homelessness and rough sleeping due to coronavirus.

Charities to benefit from support for rough sleepers

Over 130 charities are set to benefit from £6 million to allow them to support rough sleepers during the pandemic.

Thousands of homeless 'back on streets by July'

Thousands of homeless people who have been housed during the coronavirus pandemic could return to the streets by the end of this month.

Downsizing crucial to tackling skewed housing market

The key to unlocking the housing crisis lies in tackling the under-occupation of family homes where there are more than 15 million ‘surplus’ bedrooms.

Housing company to build 500 affordable homes per year

Manchester City Council’s new authority-owned housing development company is seeking to build 500 affordable homes per year.

£20m fund to transform homelessness services in Wales

£20 million has been made available to help ensure that no-one in emergency shelter in Wales during the coronavirus crisis has to return to the streets.

Communities urged to help new Rough Sleeping Taskforce

Dame Louise Casey has urged businesses, faith groups and local communities to help rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

New £1 billion building safety fund announced

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has launched a new £1 billion Building Safety Fund to remove dangerous cladding.

Government announces 6,000 new supported homes

The government provide thousands of long-term, safe homes for vulnerable rough sleepers taken off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic.

Councils unlikely to cope with rise in homelessness

Councils are unlikely to cope with rise in homelessness if the government lifts the eviction ban without protecting renters.

Government risks squandering homelessness efforts

Successful efforts to tackle rough sleeping during the coronavirus outbreak risk being squandered by the government, says committee of MPs.

Government fund for cladding remediation work not enough

The government’s £1 billion Building Safety Fund will not be enough to make high rise and high risk buildings safe from fire.

Over two million behind on council tax bills

The government should change ‘ineffective’ regulations on how councils collect council tax arrears to protect households during coronavirus.

‘Once in a generation opportunity’ to tackle rough sleeping

The government must end rough sleeping by seizing the ‘once in a generation opportunity’ presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

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