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It’s not okay! – a guide to tackling stigma in social housing

08/10/2020

The’ See the Person’ campaign, led by a committee of tenants from around the country and chaired by ARCH Tenant Group member Martyn Lund, has worked with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) to publish a guide to tackling stigma in social housing for housing professionals, providers and contractors.

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Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator open for bids
08/10/2020

The £50 million Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Demonstrator Project is now open for bids from local authorities to demonstrate innovative approaches to retrofitting social housing at scale. The SHDF Demonstrator upscales the previous Whole House Retrofit (WHR) Innovation Competition.

PM promises to turn Generation Rent into Generation Buy
08/10/2020

In his first speech to the Conservative Party Conference as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson promised to fix the broken housing market by turning “Generation Rent” into “Generation Buy” heralding government backing for 95% mortgages.

Regulator publishes the latest Coronavirus Operational Response Survey
23/10/2020

The Regulator of Social Housing has published the results of the sixth in its series of monthly surveys of registered providers of social housing assessing how council and housing association landlords and other registered providers are coping with the impact of Covid-19 on housing services.

Homes at the Heart Campaign
22/10/2020

ARCH has been working in partnership with the National Housing Federation, Chartered Institute of Housing, National Federation of ALMOs and Crisis on the Homes at the Heart Campaign - a national campaign and coalition calling for a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing.

Spending Review curtailed to one year
22/10/2020

HM Treasury has announced that the Comprehensive Spending Review, originally intended to set out the Government’s long-term spending plans, will instead be curtailed to a one-year review for 2021/22.

Supported housing: new National Statement of Expectations
22/10/2020

Government has issued new guidance setting out good practice in the planning, commissioning and delivery of supported housing.

Delivery of social and affordable rented housing: government response to the Select Committee report
08/10/2020

The Government has published its response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee's report on long-term delivery of social and affordable rented housing.

Christmas eviction ban confirmed
24/09/2020

Following the Housing Secretary’s announcement of the extension of the eviction ban and the letter to local authorities on 7 September, the Housing Ministry issued a press release confirming that any Eviction Orders granted will not be enforced during any local lockdowns and that there will be a “truce” on enforcement of Eviction Orders by bailiffs over the Christmas period.

Housing Ombudsman Report shines light on leaseholder and shared ownership complaints
24/09/2020

The Housing Ombudsman has published a report bringing together insight from handling almost 2,000 complaints from leaseholders and shared owners over the last two years. These resulted in more than 800 formal investigations with redress required in some form in just over half of the cases investigated.

Social Housing Decarbonisation: BEIS research
24/09/2020

The Department of Business, Enterprise & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking for local authorities to take part in research on energy efficiency improvements to social housing and social housing retrofit.

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