UK & International news
Sanctuary has ordered an independent case review to test for discrimination or unconscious bias after it was contacted by a black resident living in one of its private sector properties who had been paying more rent than their white neighbour.
Published 22 July 2020
A group of 12 organisations in England representing social landlords, local authorities and the wider homelessness sector are calling on the UK Government and social housing providers to help make Housing First available to those who need it.
Published 16 July 2020
Blanket bans on renting properties to people on housing benefit are unlawful and discriminatory, a judge in England has ruled.
Published 14 July 2020
A housing developer jointly owned by IKEA has gained planning consent for its first housing development in the UK.
Published 29 June 2020
The High Court of England and Wales has allowed an appeal by the Home Secretary against judicial review proceedings challenging the lawfulness of provisions under the Immigration Act 2014 preventing landlords in the private sector from letting to irregular immigrants.
Published 24 April 2020
A new COVID-19 Housing and Employment Taskforce has launched, bringing key leaders from the housing and employment sectors together to work with government and policy makers, to ensure that the sectors - and the people and communities they serve - are best supported during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Published 23 April 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on homelessness, rough sleeping and the private rented sector is to be examined by MPs.
Published 22 April 2020
Two of the UK’s biggest landlord associations have officially merged the announcement of a new chair today.
Published 2 April 2020
A controversial scheme which requires landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants has been adapted to “make it easier” for landlords to conduct the checks during the coronavirus outbreak, the Home Secretary has announced.
Published 31 March 2020
A housing association has taken urgent legal action against a tenant in Manchester who continued to flout new government guidelines on social distancing after hosting parties for up to 20 people.
Published 30 March 2020
The Welsh Government is making £10 million available to councils in Wales to help them to take immediate and direct action to protect the homeless and rough sleepers in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 23 March 2020
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced emergency legislation to ensure no renters in England will be forced out of their home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 19 March 2020
Local authorities in England are to be given access to £3.2 million of emergency funding to help rough sleepers, or those at risk of rough sleeping, to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Published 18 March 2020
The Welsh Government is introducing a temporary three month interest repayment holiday for interest bearing Help to Buy Wales customers who may suffer financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Published 18 March 2020
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the UK Government was discriminating against vulnerable victims of domestic violence by reducing their housing benefits.
Published 16 March 2020