Over £25 million to help vulnerable rough sleepers

More than £25 million of funding is to be allocated to over 100 areas across England to help fund 20 new rough sleeping centres.

2020 land target unlikely to be met

The government is unlikely to meet by 2020 its target to release sufficient public sector land to build 160,000 homes.

New-build homes carrying fire safety issues

A BBC investigation has found that new-builds constructed by Persimmon Homes and Bellway Homes have potentially dangerous fire safety issues.

£1bn a year funding gap for single homelessness

Nine years of government cuts have left local services for single homeless people with a shocking £1 billion a year funding gap.

End to unfair evictions revealed by government

The government has announced that private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants from their homes at short notice without good reason.

Empty shops to turn to vibrant community hubs

British towns will benefit from a new scheme which will see landlords turn their empty shops into vibrant community hubs open to the public.

New guidance for councils to crack down on rogue landlords

Local authorities will receive a new package of online support as part of the government’s commitment to give greater protection to tenants.

£16 million for Newcastle housing projects

Newcastle City Council has received £16 million to support the construction of thousands of new homes.

Housing Diversity Day: New report highlights social housing diversity

The Human City Institute has published a report addressing the diversity of the social tenants over the last two decades.

Spring Statement: Housing and Infrastructure

The Chancellor Phillip Hammond's short Spring Statement set out further steps the Government is taking to attempt to fix the 'broken' housing market.

LGA Survey suggests further housing reforms needed

92 per cent of councils say more support from government is needed if they are to return to being major housebuilders

Letting agents must sign up to Client Money Protection scheme

All private sector property agents who hold clients’ money will be required to register with a CMP scheme ahead of 1 April.

Planning Inspectorate responds to Rosewell review

The Planning Inspectorate has responded to suggestions in the recent Rosewell Review, which called for the time taken to make planning decisions to be cut from 47 to 26 weeks.

£6m funding for community-led affordable housing

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government have announced £6 million of funding to help them build more homes.

New appoinments at Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Four new commissioners have been appointed to the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

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