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  • Our housing hopes for 2019

    09/01/2019News

    Our housing hopes for 2019 From action on homelessness to reforming private renting, the CIH policy team set out their housing hopes for the year ahead. Further progress on reforming private renting : Over the last couple of years the government has

  • ‘Who is and isn’t getting access to social housing, and why?’

    19/11/2018News

    ‘Who is and isn’t getting access to social housing, and why?’ Keeping the debate on rethinking allocations live is policy and practice officer Faye Greaves. There’s nothing like a good Twitter debate to test your typing skills. I found this

  • New project to examine how social housing is allocated

    31/10/2018News

    By understanding better what is happening now, and the reasons behind that, we’re aiming to open a debate about how things could be improved – and how we can get to a place where social housing is allocated in a way that allows it to play a

  • Two months into the Homelessness Reduction Act - one council's story

    05/06/2018News

    Their homelessness trailblazer funding is being spent on some really interesting research to support this aim. They plan to use ethnographic and comparative studies to identify key triggers and protective factors amongst groups of households who have

  • 'Rough sleeping measures a step in the right direction but we need more.'

    11/04/2018News

    We must address the inherent conflict between stated aims to reduce homelessness and the devastating impact of welfare changes – until this happens, we’re just making a big song and dance about neatly filling in a few cracks while we miss the

  • A new era in fight against homelessness but are we ready?

    27/03/2018News

    I’ve been highlighting the importance of culture shift to make the most of the new measures at a local authority level – partnership working, collaboration and person centred services being key to this – but the culture of prevention required