National Housing Federation

  • How can we stop a surge in homelessness across Greater Manchester?

    02 June 2021

    We need to ensure that the steps we take out of the restrictions do not mean pushing people into hardship and homelessness, says Dave Smith, of Stepping Stones Projects.


  • soapbox

    03 October 2018

    ‘Brexit means Brexit’ may be memorable, but not in the way Mrs May would like, says Ben Page. Her 2017 election campaign saw her lose a commanding lead and a majority. But sometimes she gets it right.


  • Javid’s top-to-bottom social housing review

    19 September 2017

    Communities secretary Sajid Javid has launched a green paper on social housing in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


  • How can May deliver on housing?

    27 July 2016

    Theresa May is under pressure to turn around Government action on housing. Thomas Bridge assesses the views of local government and hears expert opinion on what must be prioritised by the new prime minister


  • ‘Free the vulnerable from new housing benefit cap’

    07 June 2016

    Council leaders have called for supported housing to be exempt from the housing benefit cap to prevent the most vulnerable people from losing their homes.


  • Charities maintain push for homelessness reform

    06 June 2016

    Leading housing charities have banded together in a bid to persuade MPs to reform homelessness legislation.


  • Home is where the heart is

    17 May 2016

    Paul O’Brien says that while the Housing and Planning Act will bring in ‘hugely flawed’ reforms, local government will still need to persist with residential innovation


  • Time to get Britain building

    30 October 2015

    Planning, procurement and construction all need to be correctly aligned before the housing revolution can get off the ground, argues Bob Neill


  • Fears Cameron's housing overhaul will 'dry up' council stock

    07 October 2015

    David Cameron's shake up of housing rules will 'dry up' council housing stock, according to a senior local government housing expert.


  • Right to Buy plans 'don't stack up' experts warn

    14 April 2015

    Housing experts have lined up today to attack Conservative plans to extend the Right to Buy scheme to 1.3 million housing assocation tenants as 'bad policy' measures which 'don't stack up'


  • Right to Buy ‘will deplete social housing stock’

    24 March 2015

    Housing chiefs have condemned mooted Conservative manifesto plans to extend the Right to Buy scheme to housing association tenants for compounding existing problems.


  • Parties outline housing policy commitments

    23 March 2015

    Housing policy has taken centre stage as a key manifesto issue for the main political parties, ahead of next week’s formal dissolution of Parliament.


  • Bringing holistic care to the community

    15 December 2014

    It’s time to take a more compassionate approach to the care of the elderly – seeing the person – not their particular diagnosis, writes Maureen McEleney


  • Safe as houses

    20 October 2014

    Sir Michael Lyons’ independent review of housing for the Labour Party was launched last week with the aim of meeting the party’s pledge to see the nation build 200,000 homes a year by 2020 within existing budgetary constraints. Jonathan Werran analyses the main demands and gauges the sector’s reaction


  • Lyons housing review puts councils centre stage

    16 October 2014

    Local government would have a more active role in ensuring more homes are built under long-awaited Labour Party plans unveiled today.


  • Is it good night for bedroom tax?

    09 October 2014

    The backbench Bill still has to pass stages in both the Commons and the Lords to become law, but the bedroom tax is loathed by the majority. John Healey believes there is still time to make changes to the bill.


  • 'Shocking' homelessness figures prompts call

    26 September 2014

    The number of homeless families with children in emergency B&B accommodation is at an 11 year high, figures released yesterday have revealed.