In this edition:

Community Projects & Support

Updated 16.04.19

- Disadvantaged families who can't afford the costs of studying offered cash support by housing group

- Riverside launches £50k community chest to help fund local projects in Halton Lea

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Housing Finance

Updated 08.04.19

- Pension Insurance Corporation invests £40m in Greatwell Homes HA

- Mayor offers £200m to protect affordable homebuilding through Brexit

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Fire Precations

Updated 02.04.19

- Welsh Government to promote retro-fitting of sprinklers in high-rise buildings

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Housing Associations

Updated 09.04.19

- L&Q opens new regional office in Milton Keynes

- WM Housing Group to amalgamate group structure and rebrand as 'Citizen'

- Housing & Care 21 changes its name back to Housing 21

- L&Q and Trafford Housing Trust in merger talks

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People in Housing

Updated 01.04.19

- New Chief Executive for Cynon Taf Community Housing Group

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Conferences & Seminars

Updated 01.04.19

- Forthcoming events in May

- The Rt Hon. James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government will be delivering a keynote at Housing 2019.

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Ombudsman

Updated 01.04.19

- Housing Ombudsman launches report on complaints about repairs

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Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

Updated 23.04.19

- £11m invested in modular homes for homeless families in London

- Survey finds that Government targets to end rough sleeping will not be met

- Blog Watch: The research behind the Autism & Homelessness Toolkit

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Private Sector Housing

Updated 15.04.19

- Proposals aim to end unfair Section 21 evictions in the private rental sector

- Law to ban letting fees in Wales to come into force 1st September

- Housing Minister unveils new guidance for local authorities to crack down on rogue landlords

- Regulate short-term lets or risk displacing long-term residents - new CIH study

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Housing Provision

Updated 08.04.19

- Bovis Homes and Riverside team up to deliver 1,800 plus homes

- New strategy aims to increase supply of housing that's affordable

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Best Practices & Standards

Updated 01.04.19

- Northern Housing Awards shortlist announced

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ALMOs

Updated 05.04.19

- ALMOS only replace 69% of RTB sales

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Allocations & Transfers

Updated 08.04.19

- House Exchange adds over 100,000 properties to swapping service for social housing residents

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Domestic Abuse

Updated 09.04.19

- New pledge launched to help more housing organisations tackle domestic abuse

- Repairs van promotes 'Make a Stand' and #SpeakUp domestic abuse campaigns

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Community Involvement

Updated 11.04.19

- Community organisations brought together to shape London's housing policy

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Shared Ownership

Updated 18.04.19

- Onward launches shared ownership and sales arm

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Heating & Energy Efficiency

Updated 15.04.19

- Plus Dane secures Warm Homes funding

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Welfare Benefits

Updated 24.04.19

- Universal credit to hit 1.9 million by over £1,000 per year

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