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LGA responds to Habinteg's accessible homes report

“Housing is critical to the wellbeing of individuals, and well-designed accessible homes are needed to meet the housing needs of our ageing population."

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LGA responds to affordability report by Affordable Housing Commission

"Today’s report shows that the scale of the unaffordability crisis is escalating - impacting on families, places, and public services."

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LGA responds to report on domestic violence and homelessness

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report by Crisis and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness on domestic abuse and homelessness in England.

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LGA responds to Government extension to permitted development rules

“Permitted development rules are taking away the ability of local communities to shape the area they live in, ensure homes are built to high standards with the necessary infrastructure in place and have resulted in the potential loss of thousands of desperately-needed affordable homes."

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LGA responds to new MHCLG homelessness stats

"The increasing use of temporary accommodation is not only financially unsustainable for councils but is hugely disruptive for those families placed in such accommodation."

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LGA responds to MHCLG Discounted Homes Funding

"In order to tackle the national housing shortage councils also need to be empowered to build more affordable, good-quality homes at scale, and fast."

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LGA responds to St Mungo's report on homelessness funding

“Councils want to end homelessness by preventing it happening in the first place, but are currently housing more than 200,000 homeless people, many of them children, in temporary accommodation."

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LGA responds to Government announcement on landlord evictions

“Housing security is critical for the health and wellbeing of families and everyone deserves a safe, secure and affordable place to call home."

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LGA responds to Hamptons International Housing Report

"The last time the country built more than 250,000 homes in a year, in the 1970s, councils built around 40 per cent of them."

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LGA responds to Campaign to Protect Rural England report on building new homes

“Councils are committed to bringing forward appropriate sites and ensuring homes are built where they are needed, are affordable, of high-quality and supported by adequate infrastructure and services."