Faversham Community Land Trust

"Spending on affordable housing in England to be slashed in 2024"

This was the headline on a story in the Financial Times on 4th January. Housing associations have cut their planned spending on affordable homes by 9% "The number of homes English housing associations expect to build over the next five years has also dropped by 64,000 since 2022," The FT reports that in England, there […]

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Tenants left living in squalor in Britain as landlords escape heavy fines

Leading private providers of social housing in Britain have been made to pay out only a few hundred pounds on average in financial penalties for severely mistreating tenants, the Observer can reveal. An analysis of every decision made by the housing ombudsman, the primary regulator of social housing in Britain, shows that across the 2,907 rulings it […]

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England has ‘twice as many empty homes as families stuck in B&Bs’

There are 121,327 in short-term housing, while 261,189 homes are empty long-term, say Lib Dems The numbers of families without a permanent home and in short-term housing, whether hotels and B&Bs or temporary rental properties, has hit a record high this year, with the latest statistics showing it now affects 121,327 children, according to data […]

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The Pain and Anger of Generation Rent

No-fault evictions and a chronic shortage of rented accommodation are crippling our children. Listen to the Today Podcast Private rents are soaring, homes to rent are in steep decline, house building has stalled. No wonder young people are full of rage about their chances of getting onto the housing ladder. On this week’s podcast Amol […]

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 The Faversham Community Land Trust with a grant from Swale commissioned a Housing Needs Survey, from arc4 Faversham has a very large number of hidden homeless. Young people are unable to find accommodation that they can afford so that they can leave their parental home and live independently as adults, many are sofa surfing. Faversham couples are […]

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Planning representation: Multisave
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Six times more newly homeless families than new social houses, England data shows

Newly homeless families now outnumber newly built social homes by six to one, according to official figures for England released on Thursday that expose the widening gap between increasing need and the availability of cheap homes. Only 8,386 new social homes were built in England in 2022-23, while in the same period 52,800 households were accepted by councils as […]

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Britain's Housing Stock

In 2021-22, there were 809,000 second homes owned by households in England, an increase of 13% or just under 100,000 homes on 2010-11. source In 2021, there were 26.4 million dwellings in England and Wales, which has increased by 8.4% since 2011 (24.4 million dwellings). This breaks down to 24.9 million dwellings in England and 1.5 million […]

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Pension Funds Investing in Affordable Homes

The Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), intends to invest £500m over the next five years to build about 1,000 affordable homes across England and Wales. Allen Twyning of PIC explains. "What [affordable housing] offers is very predictable rental cashflows linked to inflation, a lot of these driven by central government policy. They are sustainable investments. They’re there for the […]

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Rough Sleeping in London

Between July and September, 4,068 people were found to be sleeping on the streets of London by outreach teams, 12% up on the same period last year. 2,086, more than half of them, sleeping rough for the first time. London Councils report that more than 1 in 7 of those renting in the city are […]

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