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Sixty Icon Calls to end ‘widespread’ evictions
A new Homeless Reduction Strategy for Peterborough calls on the Government to end the “widespread use” of an eviction process which saw a city estate cleared of almost all of its residents.
Peterborough Telegraph - Posted 18/03/2018

Sixty Icon Labour announces plan to protect social housing as figures reveal 100,000 low-cost homes have had rents hiked since 2012
The problems stem from policies implemented by the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government.
The Independent - Posted 18/03/2018

Sixty Icon How to get a council house in Newcastle and the wider North East - all you need to know
We look at what properties there are, how much they cost, and who qualifies to get one.
Chronicle Live - Posted 17/03/2018

Sixty Icon Homeless crisis: how the state pays the rich to exploit the poor
Landlords carving up a home into micro-flats can net £50,000 a year. And it’s taxpayers who foot the bill.
The Guardian - Posted 17/03/2018

Sixty Icon Towers with Grenfell-style cladding ‘at risk of arson and terrorism’
Exclusive: fears for vulnerable buildings lead councils to keep locations secret, Guardian finds.
The Guardian - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Future housing ‘as much about affordable land as affordable homes’
Conference hears current housing delivery models cannot crush community initiative that gets homes built.
24 Housing - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Revealed: New HMO room size regulations to come in this autumn
From October councils will be able to set minimum bedroom size standards for HMOs – and also introduce limits on how many people can live in each bedroom.
Residential Landlords Association - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Homes in Bath area now cost nearly 12 TIMES average earnings amid 'ginormous' rise in private rentals
The council is having to put in 'more time and effort' to get families out of temporary and into permanent accommodation.
Bath Chronicle - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon UK councils frustrated as they await £2bn housing fund
Theresa May promised to fund social housing in October but the money is yet to be released.
Financial Times (register) - Posted 16/03/2018

Councils given further powers to tackle rogue landlords
Councils are being given tough new powers to tackle the small minority of rogue landlords who rent out overcrowded properties and impose fines of up to £30,000 for those landlords who do not comply.
24 Housing - Posted 16/03/2018

Fenland Council will not bring in selective licensing scheme to tackle rogue landlords in Wisbech - but investigations will continue
Council bosses say ‘more resources’ are needed to tackle problems with rogue landlords in Wisbech – despite dismissing plans to introduce a selective licensing scheme.
Wisbech Standard - Posted 16/03/2018

Housing association workers pitch ideas for £15m of innovation funding
A spare room-finding service for homeless people, a new sector-owned modular housebuilding plant, and a property website for social housing tenants are among ideas pitched to win £15m of funding through a National Housing Federation (NHF) programme.
Inside Housing - Posted 16/03/2018

Councils given new powers to fine HMO rogue landlords
Councils are to be given new powers to deal with private landlords renting out overcrowded and dangerous shared homes.
Inside Housing - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Ideas for the future: the NHF's huge social innovation project
The National Housing Federation is attempting to bring together the whole sector for a huge social innovation project. Nathaniel Barker finds out what it all means.
Inside Housing - Posted 15/03/2018

Sixty Icon Crackdown on private landlords renting overcrowded and dangerous homes
Measures to improve overcrowded and dangerous living conditions of private tenants in shared homes laid before Parliament.
GOV.UK - Posted 15/03/2018

Sixty Icon Could a notorious prison offer an escape route from London’s housing crisis?
In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Satan ponders the task of making a heaven of hell. In Islington, local activists have set themselves a similar challenge.
CityMetric - Posted 15/03/2018

Sixty Icon £10 million to be spent on housing homeless families in Nottingham
The council says it will save money in the long run.
Nottingham Post - Posted 15/03/2018

Sixty Icon One empty home for every 100 people in Bath, according to government data
Of the vacant houses, 490 have been unoccupied for six months or more.
Bath Chronicle - Posted 15/03/2018

Sixty Icon You can buy a house in Liverpool for £1
Why is Liverpool City Council is selling its housing stock on the cheap?
New Statesman - Posted 15/03/2018

Sixty Icon More inspections on private landlords by Fenland District Council - but none fined in two years
Housing officers are carrying out more inspections than ever on homes to crack down on rogue landlords, but none have been fined in the last two years.
Wisbech Standard - Posted 14/03/2018

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