A new era of housing organisations is coming up from the streets, taking over empty properties and helping re-build communities, as Jon Fitzmaurice explains.
By creating ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions we have inadvertently lost sight of the need for regular time spent with stakeholders to ask the important questions: are we making a difference? Why? How can we achieve more?
London councils are beginning to build again and take back control of housing. But is it enough to stop the capital’s housing crisis spiralling out of control?
Since setting up in 2008, Placeshapers has become a network of more than 100 housing associations driven by the desire to forge an alternative narrative about the role social landlords can play in their localities. Chair Tony Stacey talks to New Start about why we’re sleepwalking into a housing crisis