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93,000 homeless households in temporary accommodation


Latest Government figures reveal that the number of homeless households in temporary accommodation at 31 March 2020 was up 9.4% to 93,000.

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Eviction ban extended for second time

Government confirms Coronavirus eviction ban to be extended and tenants to be given 6-month notice period.

Homes of the future: design competition

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has announced 6 finalists in a competition to design the homes of the future.

Affordable Housing Programme announcement

On the 8 September, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced the launch of the prospectus, inviting bids for the Government’s Affordable Housing Programme (AHP).

Eviction ban: regulations Eviction ban: regulations and guidance

We previously advised our member councils that the social and private rented tenants affected by coronavirus will continue to be protected, after Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced that the Government would extend the ban on evictions for another four weeks.

Illegal Money Lending Team – Short story competition

As part of National Stop Loan Sharks Week this year (1st-7th December) the England Illegal Money Lending Team based with Birmingham City Council is running a short story competition.

Fifth HouseMark COVID-19 impact report published

HouseMark has shared the findings from the fifth in its series of monthly reports from their sector-wide COVID-19 impact analysis.

BEIS launch SHDF Demonstrator website

We have previously drawn ARCH member councils’ attention to the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) Demonstrator project.

CIH Conference – special invitation for tenants and residents

In 2020 the Chartered Institute of Housing's annual conference goes virtual! Find out how tenants and residents can join the debate free.

County councils make the case for abolition of district councils

The County Councils Network, representing county councils across England has published a report on the implications of local government reorganisation in two-tier shire counties ahead of the publication of the government’s ‘devolution and local recovery’ white paper.

Covid-19 – Updated guidance for hostel services

Government has issued an updated Covid-19 guidance for commissioners and providers of hostel services for people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping.


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