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Homelessness prevention by councils rises

Jul 24, 2014 by: Heather Spurr in Inside Housing

The number of households councils prevented from becoming homeless increased by 15% last year compared to the previous 12 months, official statistics reveal....

HCA allocates half of £1.7bn affordable homes programme funding

Jul 23, 2014 by: Pete Apps in Public Finance

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has allocated just more than half of its £1.7bn pot of grant funding for the affordable homes programme 2015-18. ...

Greater London Authority allocates £404m for affordable homes

Jul 22, 2014 by: Pete Apps in Inside Housing

A private landlord and 15 London boroughs have received a share of £404m of grant funding allocated to build affordable homes in London....

New Bill to free councils to be launched

Jul 21, 2014 by: Heather Jameson in the MJ

A new Bill to give local government freedom from ‘the stranglehold of Whitehall’ will be launched by a backbench MP today. ...

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