Housing

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'A rising from the ashes': seeds of hope in San Francisco after tragic year for the most vulnerable
In the first US city to go into lockdown, marginalized communities were devastated by the pandemic. But some see opportunity ahead

Vivian Ho in San Francisco

07, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Eco-homes become hot property in UK's zero-carbon ‘paradigm shift’
Smart, low-carbon homes were once the preserve of one-off grand designs – now there are up to 30,000 projects in the pipeline

Oliver Wainwright

06, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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New watchdog tells England's high-rise builders to 'get your act together'
Chief inspector of buildings says he hopes new regime prevents anything like another Grenfell

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

05, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Sunak’s budget was great for estate agents, but it did nothing for generation rent | Polly Toynbee
Extending the stamp duty holiday and guaranteeing 95% mortgages will push up house prices, says the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

04, Mar, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Budget means tax rises ahead – and little new for first-time buyers
Analysis: Freezing allowances will lead to more people paying income tax, while the stamp duty holiday is driving up house prices

Hilary Osborne

03, Mar, 2021 @5:55 PM

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Celebrating houses that were built by heroes, for heroes | Letter
Letter: David Eddershaw on living in a house developed by a far-sighted council in 1921

Letters

02, Mar, 2021 @5:22 PM

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Tell us: have you moved back in with your parents during the pandemic?
We would like to hear from people who have returned back to their parental homes during the pandemic

Guardian community team

02, Mar, 2021 @8:40 AM

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Becontree centenary: residents mark century of London estate
Residents take part in Becontree Forever project which promises to ‘celebrate estate’s radical past and reimagine future’

Helen Pidd

01, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Eviction orders being issued despite UK government Covid pledge
Tenants in rent arrears are facing eviction after Covid tenancy rules were quietly changed

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

28, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Rogue landlord told to pay back £739,000 over illegal London housing
Brent council says multi-tenant properties run by Mohammed Mehdi Ali some of the worst it has seen

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

28, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Why Sunak should put an end to England's stamp duty holiday romance | David Mitchell
The tax break on house purchases saw prices rise by 8.5% – but is it really the best way to address the housing shortage?

David Mitchell

28, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Britain must reset its compass, from housing to wages, says archbishop of York
Stephen Cottrell says the nation has learned to live with wrongs when it should be trying to change them

Harriet Sherwood

28, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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