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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."

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LGA: councils warn of rise in temporary accommodation use since Homelessness Reduction Act

More people are being placed in temporary and emergency accommodation as a result of the Homelessness Reduction Act as councils struggle to cope with rising numbers of people facing homelessness and with a lack of affordable housing for them.

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LGA survey: councils to use borrowing powers to accelerate homebuilding programmes

“Our survey shows that councils up and down the country want to build more good quality, affordable homes that meet the strategic housing needs of their local communities."

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Building social housing over 20 years could have saved renters £1.8 billion

The loss of social housing has led to more and more individuals and families finding themselves pushed into an often more expensive and less secure private rented sector. As a result, the housing benefit bill paid to private landlords has more than doubled since the early 2000s.

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LGA responds to the NAO's planning for new homes report

We remain clear that the Government’s housing needs formula does not take into account the complexity and unique needs of local housing markets, which vary significantly from place to place, and imposes unfair and undeliverable targets on communities.

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Response to the MHCLG rapid rehousing pathway

Every instance of homelessness is an individual tragedy and councils are determined to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place and support families affected.

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Response to Civitas report on household growth

A genuine renaissance in council housebuilding would not only boost housing supply, but increase affordability and the number of people able to get on the housing ladder.

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Report: Councils empowering and engaging tenants

A new report published by the Local Government Association and Tpas sets out how councils are empowering and engaging their tenants.