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Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers Programme announced

The programme is designed to support councils by funding the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in their local communities.

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Response to the MHCLG rapid rehousing pathway

Every instance of homelessness is an individual tragedy and councils are determined to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place and support families affected.

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Report: Councils empowering and engaging tenants

A new report published by the Local Government Association and Tpas sets out how councils are empowering and engaging their tenants. 

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Queen's Speech: LGA responds to Building Safety Bill

“The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower must never be allowed to happen again and we must ensure that those who live, work and visit high-rise and high-risk buildings are safe."

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One in 10 new homes was a former office

New analysis by the Local Government Association reveals nearly one in 10 new homes over the last two years was converted from an office and included no affordable housing or supporting investment in infrastructure such as roads, schools and health services.

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LGA: call for crackdown on 'trojan' telephone boxes amid 900 per cent rise in some areas

Telephone boxes are being used to “smuggle” advertising on to high streets across the country, with some areas experiencing an increase in applications of more than 900 per cent in two years.

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LGA unveils Housing Advisers Programme

The Local Government Association has today unveiled the Housing Advisers Programme – a new scheme to help councils tackle local housing challenges.

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LGA survey: councils to use borrowing powers to accelerate homebuilding programmes

“Our survey shows that councils up and down the country want to build more good quality, affordable homes that meet the strategic housing needs of their local communities."

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LGA statement on PAC report on cladding progress

“We urge the Government to act on all the Committee’s recommendations without delay. Issues raised in the report around insurance, mortgages and the skills shortage rightly highlight the serious challenges that need to be overcome if all buildings are to be made safe."

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LGA responds to Shelter survey of private renters

“It is alarming that so many private renters are suffering from housing worries, and councils want to work with government to help meet the challenges renters face."