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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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Housing, planning and homelessness: Moving the conversation on

This paper is the very start of our campaign ahead of the Spending Review. We have published a series of papers, commissioned by LGA boards, which start the new thinking around building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government as well as laying out the positive outcomes this would deliver for the country.

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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. 

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Planning positively through partnership

We hope the case studies included in this publication provide inspiration to all those with a shared interest in ensuring that the aspirations and needs of people and communities are at the centre of our collective efforts to deliver new, high quality development.