SOCIAL HOUSING

New council homes, Cardiff

1,000 new homes for Cardiff by 2020

Cardiff Council's 'Capital Ambition' targets at least 1,000 new council homes to be completed by May 2022.
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Councils sell over 200 sites to community led housing groups

Research undertaken by the National CLT Network has revealed a third of local authorities in England are now supporting community led housing development.
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Cavity wall insulation report released for Northern Ireland

Research into cavity wall insulation in social housing and private homes in Northern Ireland has been published.
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GMB welcomes Peabody U-turn to auction off social housing

GMB has welcomed the decision by Peabody Housing Trust not to auction off social housing in Tower Hamlets and to instead allocate it to families on the waiting list.
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Solving the housing crisis requires urgent government action

£3bn to help housing associations borrow to build is welcome but much more can and should be done to tackle the UK’s desperate need for social housing.
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55 council homes to be built at former school in Dumbarton

Plans to build 55 affordable new council homes on the site of a former primary school in Dumbarton have been approved by councillors.
Private rental sector

Private rental sector set for biggest change in a generation

Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants from their homes at short notice and without good reason, in the biggest change to the private rental sector for a generation.
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Civitas supports Women in Social Housing (WISH) network

WISH, the network for women working across every discipline of UK housing, undertakes crucial work in challenging stereotypes and helping to remove barriers for women working in the sector.
Social homes

Be First file losses of nearly £4m

GMB call for Barking and Dagenham council to up target for social homes as Be First (Regeneration) file losses of nearly £4m in first year of trading.
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£3.5m affordable housing development in Powys underway

A contract to build Powys County Council’s first affordable housing development for social rent in over 40 years has been awarded to a Welsh building company.
New homes

Be First Regeneration social housing target “not good enough”, says GMB

GMB has urged Barking and Dagenham councillors and Labour MPs to insist that social homes target for Be First Regeneration be increased from 16% to 50% in line with labour policy to house lower paid workers.
Poor housing

How can Britain’s built environment tackle social exclusion?

Niall Trafford, CEO of BRE and colleagues welcomed more than a dozen senior policy-shapers, key building experts, academics, and commentators to the third in its round table discussion, focusing on poor housing and homelessness.
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Stonewater and Guinness sign £224m affordable housing partnership

Social housing providers, Guinness and Stonewater, have signed a Strategic Framework Agreement with Homes England to build 4,500 affordable homes by 2022.
Social housing

New group to tackle building safety issues between landlords and residents

Social housing residents are to team up with their landlords to trial innovative methods of communicating building safety matters to residents as part of a new Government-appointed group.

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