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Engaging and empowering tenants in council-owned housing

Engaging and empowering tenants in council-owned housing

Engaging and involving tenants is a core activity for council landlords and the LGA want to understand and highlight good practice, the challenges faced and any additional support required. Engagement, like housing, is under increased scrutiny across the sector presently, which is welcome and long overdue.

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Housing Advisers Programme 2018 feedback report

This report outlines the results of an online survey of local authorities and the suppliers who provided the adviser support, conducted in early 2018 to capture their experiences of the programme at that point in time.

Sector-led improvement
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Building a movement through partnership

The country’s need for new housing – in the right places and at the right price – has become greater as the housing crisis has continued. OPE therefore puts a special emphasis on freeing-up land for house building, alongside other objectives of better services and efficiencies. 

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Duty to refer: an opportunity to cooperate to tackle homelessness

In this report we hope councils and their partners will find useful advice for best meeting the duty to refer responsibilities, along with examples of what genuine cooperation looks like from within England and Wales. 

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One Public Estate: application window now closed

£15 million funding boost to enable the public sector to work together to support building new homes

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Speeding up delivery: Learning from councils enabling timely build-out of high quality housing

Many local authorities across the country are working to speed up the delivery and buildout of housing. This report highlights some distinctive projects and innovative practices that are being used in a number of different development contexts. The main themes of the interventions are highlighted through a series of case studies.

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Developing healthier places

The information in this guide has been drawn from 10 workshops, and other events, held across England in 2017.

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Kent Homechoice: providing digital support for housing and homelessness

The Kent Homechoice partnership has developed and implemented three online tools to transform the way in which people across Kent and Medway gain access to homelessness support and the housing registers.

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Sustainability of Right to Buy

While Right to Buy has helped thousands of families into home-ownership, the rules governing the scheme and the Housing Revenue Account have not enabled councils to replace those homes which are desperately needed in so many parts of the country.

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Housing Advisers Programme 2018/19 - prospectus

The Housing Advisers Programme is designed to support local authorities deliver a project that helps meet the housing need of their local area. It aims to be simple, flexible, and locally-led. Find out more about what the programme can offer your council in our prospectus.