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23 September, 2019

More than 8 million people in England are living in an unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable home

National Housing Federation reports that 43 per cent of these can only afford to live decently if they are in social housing

20 September, 2019

20 September, 2019

Scottish Government announces £1.5 million funding to support homelessness prevention work of social landlords

New Homelessness Prevention Fund will support housing associations and social landlords to provide financial advice, employment support, and help families in crisis

19 September, 2019

Almost half of working renters are only one pay cheque away from losing their home

Shelter highlights that working families with children are in a particularly bleak situation, with 60 per cent at risk of losing their home if work ends

18 September, 2019

Liberal Democrat Party agrees to scrap ‘no-fault’ evictions by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988

Autumn 2019 Conference motion also pledges reform of court process to allow landlords 'easier access to justice' where tenants are in breach of tenancy agreements

17 September, 2019

Aim of social housing providers to create sustainable tenancies is failing those most in need, Chartered Institute of Housing says

New report finds that allocation policies and pre-tenancy screening processes can exclude the most vulnerable from accessing social housing

17 September, 2019

Value of Help to Buy scheme is uncertain, says Public Accounts Committee

New report concludes that sum of nearly £29 billion tied up in scheme could have been used 'to address a wider set of housing priorities and focus more on those in need'

16 September, 2019

12 September, 2019

Number of households homeless or threatened with homelessness in England increases by more than 10 per cent

New statistics also highlight reduction in the number of households accepted as owed a main homelessness duty

12 September, 2019

Rough Sleeping Initiative reduces number of people sleeping rough by estimated 32 per cent

New MHCLG analysis estimates the impact of the initiative from its launch in March 2018 until autumn that year

9 September, 2019

4 September, 2019

MHCLG to receive additional £54 million funding in 2020/2021 to help reduce homelessness and rough sleeping

Settlement in Spending Round 2019 represents a 13 per cent increase compared to funding allocated for 2019/2020

4 September, 2019

Government’s Help to Buy scheme ‘out of reach’ for those on typical incomes

For those earning less than £40,000, chance of benefiting from Help to buy is just one in 278

28 August, 2019

Government planning to allow people with shared ownership to increase stake in property by increments of one per cent of value

MHCLG also announces that it has 'closed a loophole' which stopped people buying property under Help to Buy from taking out mortgage of more than 25 years

27 August, 2019

Scottish Women’s Aid publishes good practice guide for social landlords aimed at reducing homelessness amongst women and children experiencing domestic abuse

New guidance challenges current policy of expecting women and children, rather than perpetrator, to leave their homes

22 August, 2019

Overcrowding in England reaches record level, with almost 100,000 more children living in overcrowded homes compared to a decade ago

New research finds 600,000 families, including 1.3 million children are stuck in overcrowded conditions

21 August, 2019

More than half a million children estimated to be homeless or at risk of homelessness in England

New report from Children’s Commissioner for England highlights stark contrast to official child homelessness figure of 124,000 in temporary accommodation

21 August, 2019

MPs call for revaluation of council tax bands to reflect current property values

Local services will continue to decline until government tackles £5 billion funding gap, says Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

15 August, 2019