John Houghton revisits the problem of empty homes and calls for imaginative local solutions as regeneration winds down and resources dry up
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The pressure to demonstrate added value in public procurement is growing. Steve Malone explains how a new alliance is harnessing the spending power of social landlords
Brendan Nevin argues there’s a mismatch between the coalition government’s approach to housing and the social and economic reality on the ground
As cuts start to bite and public services and regeneration funds are withdrawn, housing associations are picking up the extra demand. But can they, and should they, fill the gap in regeneration provision? Clare Goff and Austin Macauley investigate
Just where are these areas of underemployment and high council house numbers that people can now opt to move to?
With concerns about the depth of cuts to youth services and a recognition that the government’s forthcoming youth policy is unlikely to come with additional funding attached, there are huge question marks over how this support is going to be sustained in the long term.
Something needs to be done to address the current imbalance in favour of economic development over other needs. If not the true future costs are likely to greatly outweigh the short-term benefits as we are forced to meet the costs of growing inequality and environmental degradation.
Matt Leach has become skeptical of government’s ability to make a real impact on a local level. But the new boss of Hact is sold on the Big Society agenda and reckons housing associations should be at the heart of it. Clare Goff meets him
I could not look those people in the eye and say, very sorry but we will not do anything to remove those people that trashed their community.
Areas of the northwest could soon be characterised by communities living in poor quality and increasingly expensive rented homes. Philip Leather and Brendan Nevin explain why