Social housing

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Australian-first 7.5% levy to hit all Airbnb and short-stay accomodation in Victoria
Daniel Andrews also announces redevelopment of 44 public housing towers and more renter protections

Benita Kolovos

20, Sep, 2023 @4:43 AM

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NSW state budget: advocates criticise the ‘crumbs’ allocated to social housing
Community Housing Industry Association says Labor treasurer Daniel Mookhey’s announcements are ‘extremely disappointing’ for those on wait lists

Tamsin Rose and Catie McLeod

19, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Derelict’ Carlton towers to be demolished and rebuilt in federal housing fund’s first project
Anthony Albanese praises Victorian government for not ‘flogging off’ site to developers as he announces project alongside Daniel Andrews

Benita Kolovos

19, Sep, 2023 @5:03 AM

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England’s big social housing landlords ignoring official complaint warnings
Calls for government to get tougher after record number of non-compliance on orders to improve handling of tenants’ complaints

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

18, Sep, 2023 @11:01 PM

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How one of Melbourne’s most contaminated sites became a political battleground on housing
Labor says it is ‘pushing on’ with the development in the city’s north, while the Greens accuse it of winding back the original plan

Benita Kolovos

15, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Theresa May: social housing tenants viewed by some Tories as ‘second-class citizens’
Ex-PM says Grenfell Tower disaster unfolded because action was not taken despite tenants raising safety concerns

Aletha Adu Political correspondent

13, Sep, 2023 @9:30 AM

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UK building group Vistry to focus solely on social housing
Streamlining operations will result in some job cuts while investors will receive £1bn over next three years

Mark Sweney

11, Sep, 2023 @10:46 AM

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Knock down a few, build one: in NSW that counts as a gain for councils’ housing targets
Exclusive: Metrics reflect gross addition to supply, even as unit blocks in affluent Sydney suburbs are being replaced by luxury single properties

Tamsin Rose and Elias Visontay

07, Sep, 2023 @11:00 PM

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English councils moving homeless families out of areas at almost three times official rate
Exclusive: Data shows more than 34,000 households placed out of area last year, with some moved more than 200 miles away

Matthew Weaver

28, Aug, 2023 @10:03 AM

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Luke Brooks inquest: a shocking spotlight on living conditions in modern Britain
Patricia Brooks had blamed mould and poor state of privately rented house in Oldham they lived in for death of her sonMouldy, damp house did not cause man’s death, coroner rules

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

10, Aug, 2023 @2:21 PM

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Michael Gove tells landlord L&Q: ‘You have failed your residents’
Social housing landlord ordered to pay tenants compensation after findings of severe maladministration

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

27, Jul, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Landlord L&Q told to pay out to tenants after finding of severe mismanagement
Ombudsman says there was maladministration in tackling disrepair and complaints received dismissive responses

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

27, Jul, 2023 @5:00 AM

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