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Grenfell Public Inquiry Phase 1 Report published

The Grenfell Public Inquiry has published its Phase 1 report into the events of the 14 June 2017 fire at Grenfell Tower in which 72 people lost their lives.

ARCH Community Champion Award 2019

This year’s ARCH Community Champion Award, announced at the ARCH Tenants’ Conference in Bridlington, was won by Hull City Council tenant Chris Rogers.

Government confirms national model for shared ownership

The Government has confirmed the introduction of a new national model for shared ownership which allows people in new housing association properties to buy a share of their home.

Warwick District Council celebrates 100 years of council housing

2019 marks 100 years since the Addison Act, the historic piece of government legislation, which laid the foundations for generations of council housing, including the first homes in Warwick District.

Tenants from across the country attend the 2019 ARCH Tenants' Conference

Tenants and residents from councils across the country attended the 2019 annual ARCH Tenants' Conference in Bridlington on 3 October.

Tenants’ views on the experience and impact of stigma

The ‘See the Person’ Campaign has launched a report into research that shows around eight out of ten people who rent their home from a council or housing association have experienced negative stereotypes about tenants.

Historic school transformed into homes

North Kesteven District Council have completed the conversion of an iconic 150-year-old former school into unique homes at the heart of Sleaford and the homes are now being advertised for potential tenants.

Housing Association tenants to be given right to shared ownership

Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, announced at the 2019 Conservative Party conference that tenants in new housing association properties will be given the right to shared ownership of their home.

Consultation on sprinklers and new Protection Board established for high-rise homes

The Government on 5 September issued a consultation paper on proposals to reduce the building height for when sprinklers are required to be fitted to new high-rise homes.

100-year celebrations continue

To celebrate the Addison Act and 100 years of council housing, Rotherham Council have issued a special edition of “Home Matters” their magazine for council tenants and leaseholders.

Universal Credit Landlord Newsletter

The Department of Work & Pensions has issued the latest edition of their Universal Credit Landlord Engagement Newsletter. This newsletter published on 29 August aims to provide up-to-date information to social and private landlords about Universal Credit.

‘See the Person’ Campaign latest

The ‘See the Person’ Campaign to tackle stigma in social housing continues to make progress following the election of the new Tenant Leadership Committee chaired by ARCH Tenant Group member Martyn Lund.

Children’s Commissioner report highlights thousands of children growing up in homeless families

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has published new research which shines a light on the thousands of children growing up in homeless families.

Luton Council welcome first residents to Roman Way development

The first residents of Luton Council's latest housing development were handed the keys to their new homes on Friday 26 July, marking the centenary of the Addison Act and 100 years of council housing.

HouseMark launches a review of STAR survey methodology

HouseMark has recently launched a sector-wide review of the STAR methodology for collecting and comparing tenant satisfaction.

Minister visits Wandsworth Council to mark 100th anniversary of the dawn of social housing

New Housing Minister Esther McVey met housing estate residents in Battersea on 31 July during a visit to a new Wandsworth Council home building scheme that’s providing 57 new council homes for local people to rent.

Latest news from the Housing Ombudsman

The Housing Ombudsman has published the latest copy of their newsletter including details of the announcement of a new Ombudsman, a new three-year plan and details of new videos and workshops on handling repairs complaints.

Rotherham MBC marks one hundred years of council housing

The Tenants’ Open Day, an annual event in Rotherham, this year became even more important as the Council marked one hundred years of council housing in the borough, and across the country.

2019 ARCH/NFA Welfare Reform Survey results published

The fourth annual Welfare Reform survey from ARCH and the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) shows that households on Universal Credit are still significantly more likely to have housing debt than those on Housing Benefit and Universal Credit is draining cash and resources from already hard-pressed councils and their ALMOs.

ARCH Tenants Group representative to Chair the 'See the Person' Campaign Tenant Committee

Congratulations to Martyn Lund, tenant representative from Kettering Borough Council and representative of the ARCH Tenant Group on the 'See the Person' Campaign following his election as Chair of the Campaign's Tenant Leadership Committee.

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