The National Housing Federation, Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) will work together to highlight the new jobs and growth that more investment in housing could bring to the West Midlands.
Responding to plans by David Cameron to stop housing benefit to those under 25 years old, David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, which represents England's housing associations, says:
Thousands of families in social housing face being driven into poverty after the Government rejected moves to protect vulnerable people from the bedroom tax.
This flagship event is a forum for chief executives and chairs of the housing sector to network with each other and learn from a range of high-profile and inspirational speakers from media, political and housing backgrounds. It takes place in Park Plaza Victoria, London.
Figures released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government report the UK is building not even half the homes needed to ease the country’s housing shortage, even as millions of people are still in need of a home.
Peers and MPs of all parties have voted to amend Bedroom Tax proposals. They have been supported by tenants, social landlords and nearly 80 organisations concerned with housing, family issues and disability.
Over 70 family, disability and housing organisations have written a joint letter to MPs urging them to accept a Lords amendment that will save poor families in social housing from falling into debt and poverty.
Prominent MPs, business executives and key thinkers will gather at a conference to discuss social housing leadership in the face of unprecedented economic change.
Low-income households are not getting a fair share of the solar panel subsidy and look set to lose out even more under current government proposals, new research shows.
David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, responds to Housing Minister Grant Shapps’s announcement today on proposals to battle tenancy fraud.
PLANS to penalise social tenants living in homes deemed too large for their needs could cost families in London up to £1,400 per year, new figures reveal.
In response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, said: "The Government is ploughing money into infrastructure projects and building schemes which it hopes will give the economy an immediate boost. But it has largely ignored the one industry which would provide the Treasury with the biggest bang for the taxpayers’ buck: house-building."
In response to the Government's housing strategy, David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, said: “The Government deserves credit for recognising the huge economic and social value of investing in house-building.
The average Londoner would need to triple their salary to £87,000 to buy an average price property in the capital, according to a report launched Wednesday by the National Housing Federation.
Millions of the country’s poorest families could end up not benefiting from a flagship government fund aimed at tackling fuel poverty expected to be announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change tomorrow – even though they will have to pay a surcharge on their energy bills for it.
Thousands of people all over Britain are taking part in a week of grassroots campaigning against the Government's plans to slash housing benefit for some of country's poorest families.
The National Housing Federation has published a new guide, Managing the assets, aimed at all those involved in developing and implementing asset management strategies for social housing.
Commenting on Labour leader Ed Miliband's proposals for social housing allocations, David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation said the following:
The National Housing Federation today called on the Government to help fix the broken housing market and deliver thousands of new affordable homes for first-time buyers.
A Durham housing association that tackled chronic levels of crime has won a prestigious national housing award.
The National Housing Federation’s Annual Conference and Social Housing Exhibition 2010 will take place on the 12-14 September 2011.
Home ownership in England will slump to just 63.8% over the next decade - the lowest level since the mid 1980s - as an entire generation are effectively locked out of the housing market, according to a new study.
The Liberal Democrats are facing a substantial loss in their support because of the Government’s controversial plans to slash welfare payments – with 20% of those who voted for the party in 2010 saying they are less likely to back them at the next election, according to a new opinion poll.
The National Housing Federation today (Monday 25 July) warmly welcomed the publication of the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for consultation.
The National Housing Federation has today (Thursday 14 July) praised housing associations for stepping into the breach in a challenging environment – after the Government confirmed that associations are to build the vast majority of the nation’s new affordable homes over the next four years.