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Social housing

‘Councils determined to improve housing conditions’ – LGA responds to damp and mould findings

Councils continue to fully support efforts to inspect homes and drive up standards in both the social housing and private rented sector.

Housing Advisers Programme 2022/23

Successful applicants for LGA’s Housing Advisers Programme announced

Twenty-one councils have been successful in their applications for the Local Government Association’s 2022/23 Housing Advisers Programme (HAP).

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More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of children spending Christmas in temporary accommodation

Over 4,500 primary school classes worth of homeless children are spending Christmas in temporary accommodation amid concerns of a national homelessness crisis.

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LGA responds to DLUHC announcement on housebuilding targets

Councils are committed to working with government and developers to build the housing the country needs.

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LGA responds to Written Ministerial Statement on additional homelessness support

"This additional funding will provide some much-needed support for local authorities to help prevent vulnerable households from becoming homeless this winter."

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LGA responds to funding to tackle rogue landlords

Responding for the LGA Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesperson, said: “Everyone deserves a safe, decent, warm and affordable place to live, this is critical to the health and wellbeing of communities.

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Social rent cap could cost councils more than £3 billion in five years

“With more than one million people on council house waiting lists and the retrofitting of existing housing stock key to the country’s net zero goals, imposing a cap would have a hugely detrimental impact to those efforts.”

Housing Advisers Programme 2022/23

LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle local challenges

The Local Government Association is launching the sixth year of the Housing Advisers Programme, an innovative scheme to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas.

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LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on homelessness

"In particular, we are calling for a fair, accessible and sufficient mainstream benefits system providing financial stability for low income households, protecting those who are unable to work, reducing health inequalities and linking effectively with key local partners to improve job opportunities and socio-economic wellbeing."

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LGA responds to NAO report on Affordable Homes Programme

"The importance of considering how new and existing homes are contributing to the national net zero target, along with all public funds, cannot be overstated."