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HouseMark releases latest COVID-19 data


HouseMark has released the latest results from month two of their sector-wide COVID-19 impact analysis. The membership-exclusive report is the first to reveal the effect of COVID-19 on the sector during the April ‘peak’ of the pandemic, providing critical insights to understand the ongoing impact and prioritise action to support recovery.

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Housing Minister’s letter to social housing residents

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has written an open letter to social housing residents to provide update from the Government on the steps being taken to support them during the Government’s plan to reopen society as the country emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

We say a Big Housing Thank You

ARCH is pleased to support the #BigHousingThankyou on Wednesday 20 May 2020 to celebrate our frontline housing workers, the invisible heroes of the country's COVID-19 battle.

MHCLG guidance clears way for reinstatement of lettings policies and mutual exchanges

Guidance on opening up the housing market clears the way for social landlords to return to their published housing allocations policies allowing house moves and mutual exchanges.

HM Treasury signals extension of ban on evictions

Homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage due to coronavirus will be able to extend their mortgage payment holiday for further three months, or start making reduced payments, in proposals published by HM Treasury on 22 May.

Construction Leadership Council updates site operating procedures

The Construction Leadership Council has updated its Site Operating Procedures to enable safe working on construction sites and new build developments during the coronavirus pandemic.

Making the case for council housing in a post pandemic stimulus

The ARCH Executive Board will be meeting on 14 May to consider how council housing can assist in Britain’s post pandemic economic recovery and would welcome views from ARCH members.

2020 ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform Survey

ARCH and the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) have launched the 5th annual Welfare Reform Survey and we are asking all ARCH member councils to complete the survey by 22 May 2020.

Coronavirus: updated guidance on tradespersons carrying out work in people’s homes

Government has updated guidance on the carrying out of essential repairs and maintenance in people’s homes by tradespersons during the Coronavirus crisis which may assist councils in carrying out repairs to tenants’ homes.

Fire Safety Bill 2019-2020

The Fire Safety Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019 has had its second reading in Parliament on 29 April 2020 and the Bill has now been sent to for detailed scrutiny to in the committee stage in a Public Bill Committee.

Tackling and ending stigma

The’ See the Person’ Campaign is working with CIH to tackle the problem of stigma and ARCH is asking all member councils to promote the completion of a survey by their tenants and staff.

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