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Video roundtable: Rough sleeping – just the tip of the iceberg

April 5, 2019 by Ingrid Koehler

LGiU is working with CLGdotTV to produce a series of programmes discussing a range of local government issues. Our first programmes focused on homelessness. Vicky Sargent of CLGdotTV hosted a chat with Andrew Walker, managing the LGiU’s Homelessness Commission, Cllr Stephanie Cryan of LB Southwark and Dawn Eckersley of the…


Planning for Affordable Housing

February 26, 2019

The Town and Country Planning Association has published Planning for Affordable Housing. The TCPA’s Planning for Affordable Housing project examines how the planning system is delivering affordable housing and how it can be supported to do so in a manner which greater reflects local needs.


Grenfell: one year on

June 14, 2018

It is one year today since the horrendous fire at Grenfell Tower. We look back here at the last year: what lessons can we learn from the inquiries taking place and from the accounts and experiences of Grenfell survivors and community groups?


Local authority housing in England: government statistics

January 30, 2018

The number of council homes and new lets are declining, but by how much? Rents are down but how do they compare with those charged by private landlords? How many people are waiting for a council home, what condition are the properties in and how many tenants are being evicted?


Housing supply in England

November 23, 2017

The government have said 300,000 extra homes could be provided each year by the mid-2020s. The most recent figures for housing supply show that 217,350 extra homes were delivered, or created, in England during 2016-17. We consider these figures here and comment on the releted measures announced in the Budget.



Real Life Reform: Research on the Impacts of Welfare Reform

January 8, 2014

This briefing summarises the initial results of a longitudinal study on the impacts of welfare reform on social housing tenants. The study, Real Life Reform, is being led by a core group of seven housing providers, supported by the Northern Housing Consortium and with input from the University of York.…


Housing Progress Report

November 13, 2013

- This briefing takes as its starting point a range of key statistics to review progress made on a number of housing issues including housing supply, homelessness and housing sales. - There is evidence that the housing market is gaining more confidence with fewer mortgage arrears, and repossessions and increased…


Take part in our survey on tenant engagement and welfare reform

May 7, 2013 by Lauren Lucas

The LGiU is undertaking a piece of research into tenant engagement in the context of welfare reform. We would love to hear from retained stock authorities, ALMOs, housing associations and other housing management organisations about how they have engaged with tenants to make sure they are up to speed with…


Southwark’s social housing – time for a 30 year plan

February 8, 2013 by LGiU

Southwark Council's Housing Commission Report published last autumn took an in-depth look at the state of the council's housing stock. Councillor Gavin Edwards, Chair of Southwark's Housing Scrutiny Sub-Committee explains the difficult choices that lie ahead.