Social housing

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‘We owe our landlord £1m in rent – but they’ve left us with substandard homes’
Homeless charity’s fight over rent arrears adds to property funds’ woes, including rising interest rates and sceptical investors

Julia Kollewe

07, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Exorbitant house prices don’t just hurt the young. They are a blight on all our lives | Will Hutton
Steps to change an unfair landscape include ending right to buy, taxing residential property at today’s prices and building vital social housing

Will Hutton

05, Feb, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Mould complaints in England’s social housing double over two years
Ombudsman criticises ‘disappointing’ response by landlords in wake of Awaab Ishak’s death from respiratory illness in 2020

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Housing association L&Q subjected me and my terminally ill mother to a 15-month ordeal
After the group failed to repair our flat, we were shunted around hotels and serviced apartments

Anna Tims

01, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Social housing: don’t assume you’re not eligible for a council property
Look into local authority or housing association options because you may be surprised

Jess Clark

28, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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When people are asked to vote to demolish their homes, you have to ask if this is true democracy | Francisco Garcia
London housing estate residents must now be balloted on redevelopment plans. But in practice, the process is wanting, says journalist Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia

12, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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We had no idea we could get social housing, but it has changed our lives | Nicholas Fearn
Too many are missing out due to shortages and stigma, says journalist Nicholas Fearn

Nicholas Fearn

19, Dec, 2022 @11:03 AM

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Awaab Ishak death: Rochdale housing chair to quit after damning report
Social landlord waited nearly two years to check other properties after infant died in mouldy home, says regulator

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

15, Dec, 2022 @2:14 PM

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Watchdog names social landlords in England with worst complaints records
Landlords in Kent, London and Devon named as housing ombudsman criticises ‘poor performance’

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

13, Dec, 2022 @12:00 AM

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‘Life changing’: the social housing helping to cut heating bills in Norwich
Built to Passivhaus standards, Goldsmith Street’s low-energy approach offers a pioneering approach to the housing crisis

Matthew Weaver

09, Dec, 2022 @12:30 PM

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England’s affordable housing scheme falls 32,000 homes short of target
MPs highlight big shortfalls in rural areas and warn that programme risks falling even further behind

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Housing hazards that cost the NHS £1.4bn a year and can be deadly | Letter
Letter: There has not been enough investment in ensuring that homes do not threaten the health or life of occupiers, write Prof David Ormandy and Dr Stephen Battersby

30, Nov, 2022 @5:41 PM

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