Social housing

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Build to rent’s glitzy goldrush raises fears for social housing
Banks, private equity and high-street names like John Lewis are piling in to the sector, but will the poor be priced out?

Georgina Quach

22, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Five million families in England face big social housing rent hike, warns thinktank
Resolution Foundation says biggest rise for decade of 4.1% will coincide with higher taxes, rising inflation and soaring energy bills

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

22, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Grassroots rebels: meet the ‘biophilics’ who are busy greening our cities
‘Biophilic’ urban designers are bringing nature directly into our lives, improving the environment and our mental and physical health

Alice Fisher

19, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘A wake up call to the industry’: the artist homes blazing a trail for affordable UK housing
Filled with light and designed around community living, A House for Artists in east London is designed to soften the impact of gentrification

Oliver Wainwright

09, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The big picture: the decline and fall of a utopian social housing scheme
Peter Mitchell’s 1975 shot of the derelict Quarry Hill flats in Leeds recalls a groundbreaking community dream

Tim Adams

28, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Affordable homes in ‘Billionaires Row’ scheme unviable, says developer
Plan for 109 London properties at average of £2m each causes anger in borough hit by housing crisis

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

20, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Annie Evans obituary
Other lives: Development worker who sourced homes for housing co-operatives in London

Maggie Jones

31, Oct, 2021 @5:03 PM

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Ministers consider national registration scheme in England to target rogue landlords
Number of families renting privately has doubled in two decades but many are living in dangerous homes

Tom Wall

24, Oct, 2021 @8:15 AM

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The climate crisis is global, but councils can offer local solutions | Stephen Smellie
With government support, councils can lead the way in generating clean energy, insulating housing and reskilling staff, says former council worker and Unison rep Stephen Smellie

Stephen Smellie

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Councils face call to prioritise gang victims for rehousing
FoI research finds threats or links to crime put 26,500 people at risk of homelessness in England and Wales

Jessica Elgot

19, Oct, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Bolder moves required as Michael Gove tackles building safety crisis
Previous housing secretaries have failed to make much headway, but two sledgehammer options are available

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

08, Oct, 2021 @11:31 AM

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Afghan refugees can soon expect Britain’s warm welcome to turn into cold comfort | Nesrine Malik
The reality is leaving people to languish in the Home Office’s cruel immigration system, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

06, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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