The housing association is rooted in citizen activism to stop demolition in the 1970s. Now the night-time economy is residents’ number one concern. We met CEO Barbara Brownlee and finance director Jane Harrison to find out why. Barbara Brownlee knows that a development pipeline of 30 properties over five years … Read more
London boroughs can access free support to maintain their council-led housing development pipeline as financial pressures grow. All London boroughs can now get free support from housing experts as part of the Council-Led Housing Network (CLHN), which was launched in July 2023 with backing from the Mayor of London. As … Read more
The data shows that young people are often the group most likely to experience homelessness. Tom Kerridge of youth homeless support charity, Centrepoint, calls for a reinvigorated social rented sector. Centrepoint Databank statistics show that in 2022, more than 112,000 young people in England approached their local authority for homelessness prevention … Read more
In an extract from our recent affordable housing report, Will Seamer of Montagu Evans argues that more clarity and flexibility of government policy are needed to meet demand. It might sound like a long way off but 2023 is only seven years away. So we haven’t got time to totally … Read more
As part of our Building recovery programme, this roundtable aimed to highlight the key challenges facing the sector when it comes to prioritising fairness in recovery. Our multi-disciplinary panel gave their reflections on the sector’s urgent priorities with key themes around procurement, diversity and skills gaps.
In the context of building recovery, councils are looking at how to create more opportunities for under-presented groups to get involved in housing delivery. Future of London’s Council-Led Housing Forum held a roundtable on Apprenticeships and Traineeships, exploring how apprenticeships are an effective way of diversifying development management teams and helping councils recover from the pandemic.