Social housing

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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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Social housing tenant’s cry for help: Get me out of this ‘hellhole’ flat
After three years of water leaks, mould has permeated a resident’s home. And other London & Quadrant tenants are also living in appalling conditions

Anna Tims

29, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Housing association L&Q is still failing residents years after exposé
London & Quadrant tenants say problems with damp, mould and vermin in their homes are being ignored

Anna Tims

29, Aug, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Sirius transformation: $435m of luxury apartments sold in former social housing block
Weekend sales come two years after NSW government sold building to private developers for $150m

Elias Visontay

21, Jun, 2021 @8:27 AM

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Grenfell inquiry: Tory housing chief says council ‘lacked humanity’
Inquiry also hears that Quentin Marshall ‘was not sympathetic’ to residents’ complaints about refurbishment works

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

19, May, 2021 @2:26 PM

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