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Housing associations and councils working together to end homelessness

In November and December 2018, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the National Housing Federation (NHF) hosted five roadshow events across England, under the theme: ‘Working Together to tackle Homelessness’.

Understanding Local Housing Markets

Understanding Local Housing Markets

Local authorities have a range of duties and wider interests in ensuring the most effective functioning of their local housing markets. They want to ensure affordable, appropriate, good quality housing for everyone in the community within successful and sustainable places.

Homelessness Reduction Act Survey 2018 - survey report COVER

Homelessness Reduction Act Survey 2018 - survey report

In November 2018 the LGA conducted a survey of councils to gather information on their experience of the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) since its implementation.

Get in on the Act: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 COVER

Get in on the Act: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018

The Bill completed its parliamentary stages on 16 October 2018 and received Royal Assent, becoming law on 1 November 2018.

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.


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. 


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. 


One Public Estate: application window now closed

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


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.


Developing healthier places

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