SOCIAL HOUSING

Local Housing Allowance, London Councils, temporary accommodation, homelessness

Local Housing Allowance freeze is fuelling homelessness

New analysis by London Councils shows a significant reduction in the number of homes affordable to Londoners receiving Local Housing Allowance (LHA) over the past four years People who are eligible for Local Housing Allowance receive it as part of their housing benefit or Universal Credit payment to cover their...
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Right to buy needs met by Nottingham Council

The scheme will involve more than 300 purchases and newly-built homes, as well as houses and flats that have been bought through the Right To Buy scheme.
Housing 2019, high-quality homes,

PM at Housing 2019: ‘New design standards for high-quality homes’

Our Digital Editor, Steph Blundell, attended Housing 2019 yesterday (26 June) where PM Theresa May urged new design standards to ensure the production of high-quality homes.
housing crisis, National Housing Federation,

£12.8bn yearly investment needed to end the housing crisis

The Government must invest £12.8bn a year to finally end the housing crisis in England, according to new research by the National Housing Federation.
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Local authorities deliver highest housebuilding levels since 1990

A study by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has revealed that at least 9,000 homes have been built by local authorities in England in 2017-18.
Kensington Forum Hotel, affordable homes,

Mayor approves 100% social housing scheme in Kensington

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved plans to redevelop Kensington Forum Hotel to deliver 62 affordable homes.
Colville Estate, council homes

Higgins delivers much-needed council homes at Colville Estate

As part of Hackney’s ambitious building programme to build genuinely affordable new council homes, Higgins has delivered 70 new social rent council homes at Colville Estate.
Affordable homes, East Dunbartonshire Council, hub West Scotland

Proposal for 87 new affordable homes in Kirkintilloch

Plans to build 87 affordable homes on the site of the former headquarters of East Dunbartonshire Council in Kirkintilloch have moved one step closer.
Sutton Estate, demolition

GMB welcomes decision to cancel Sutton Estate demolition

GMB London has welcomed the decision by Clarion Housing to cancel the demolition proposal of Sutton Estate in Chelsea, following a campaign by residents and unions
affordable homes, Sanctuary Homes

Sanctuary gets the go-ahead for 118 affordable homes in Aberdeen

Sanctuary has been granted planning permission to build 118 affordable homes in Aberdeen, Scotland.
public-private partnerships, Nigel Skinner, Kajima Partnerships

How PPP delivers an efficient, effective public estate

Nigel Skinner outlines why the Irish market could evidence the fact that public-private partnerships continue in providing an effective public estate.
social housing, willmott dixon,

Willmott Dixon to deliver social housing in Leeds

Willmott Dixon has won a £9.3m construction contract with Leeds City Council to deliver affordable homes in Gipton and Osmondthorpe.
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.
community led housing, housing development,National Community Land Trust Network

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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