2 Million people aged over 55 are liviing in homes that endanger their health...

Over two million over-55s are living in a home that endangers their health or wellbeing, according to a new report by the Centre for...

Selective Licensing may be expanded further to improve privately rented housing in Manchester

A report going to the Council’s scrutiny committee tomorrow will recommend further Selective Licensing areas be considered following the positive impact of previous schemes. If...

Greater Manchester high-rise residents affected by financial strife & poor mental health, survey reveals

High-rise residents say mounting financial burdens are affecting their personal lives and damaging their mental health, the results of a unique survey show. The report,...

Oldham Council plans to purchase 19 homes for affordable rent and all of which...

Oldham Council is set to approve plans to buy 19 new-build five-bedroom homes at Primrose Bank – providing much-needed new affordable housing in the...

Manchester Council to work with housing partner to refurb empty homes for first time...

An empty home refurbishment partnership that will transform empty properties for affordable home ownership for first time buyers has been approved by the Council’s...

First home discounts for key workers must be part of a sustainable housing strategy

Government plans to give key workers 30 per cent discounts on their first homes must be balanced with a council housing strategy that recognises...

Lifting local housing allowance rate would avoid 100,000 falling into temporary accommodation

More than 100,000 people would be protected from financial hardship and homelessness across the country if Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates were lifted to...

Every new home should have a fruit tree

Every new home built in the future should have access to a fruit tree, a new report from the government-backed commission aimed at driving...

Affluent home owners access housing wealth to spend today

Older home owners who access their housing wealth are spending it now rather than using their accumulated equity to provide for their future long...

The stresses of private renting are making the population ill

Almost one in four private renters – equivalent to 2 million adults – have felt physically ill or sick because of housing problems or...