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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

Seven day limit on unsuitable temporary accommodation in Scotland to be extended to protect everyone at risk of homelessness

Scottish Government says the rule, that currently only covers families with children and pregnant women, will be changed from May 2021

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

Shelter says that, for those earning less than £40,000, the chance of benefiting from scheme 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

12 August, 2019

8 August, 2019

Mortgage possession claims increase for fourth consecutive quarter following three year period of stability

Claims have increased by almost 40 per cent compared to same quarter in previous year

2 August, 2019

30 July, 2019

SHRC granted leave to intervene in legal challenge to Serco's lock change policy to evict asylum seekers

Case marks the first time the Commission has used its power to intervene in civil litigation

30 July, 2019