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Scientists say evictions will create 49,000 more COVID cases per city

The researchers found that COVID cases per city could increase by 49,000 to 53,000, if evictions are allowed to continue for atleast 1% of households.
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Social housing: Why risk focus is key to delivery

Following publication of the Social Housing and Planning White Papers, Mark Alcock, principal risk manager at, Equib, offers Registered Providers his expert advise as they plan for a post-pandemic future.
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7 ways the new post-COVID budget could impact your life

Today (3 March) Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the highly-anticipated 2021 budget, which proposes a variety of policy changes, including extension of the furlough scheme and funding domestic abuse "respite rooms" .
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Why is the UK’s Green Homes Grant Scheme failing to deliver?

Homes account for just under 30% of energy use and around 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK - what does this mean for the UK's Green Homes Grant Scheme?
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Advice for first time buyers ahead of the new financial year

Kier Living break down some of the crucial details that first time buyers need to consider before buying a home ahead of the new financial year.
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What does the UK’s Housing Association bring to the Economy?

Here, Believe Housing, explain what benefits the UK's Housing Association can bring to the UK economy.

Allocating green belt to employment land

Andy Jansons, Director of Jansons Property discusses, explores the logic behind releasing Green Belt land for employment sites in tandem with releasing land for the construction of housing in the same area.
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Time for government to ‘Move-On’ with strategy to keep rough sleepers safe

Tony Perkins, Chief Executive at LHA London Ltd, calls on the Government to provide more emergency shelter to the homeless during the new lockdown and bitter cold weather.
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£150 million to fund 3,000 new homes for rough sleepers

Backed by government investment of more than £150 million, 3,300 new long-term homes for rough sleepers will be made available by the end of March 2021.
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Research finds moral decline in the UK private rental sector 

In the north of England, renters have been fighting a quiet war against the UK private rental sector - how has COVID-19 impacted their quality of life?
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How the equity release market has changed in 2020

Key, a provider for equity release advice, discusses the research they found looking at the statistics for equity release in 2020 and how it has been spent.
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COVID-19 lockdown raises threat for children living in poor quality housing

Andreas Culora, analyst in the home affairs and social policy group at RAND Europe, highlights the heightened exposure to COVID-19 for children living in poor quality housing.
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Poor housing conditions have damaging affect on cardiovascular health

According to a new study, people who are homeless or live in poor housing conditions may experience 60-70% higher rates of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure.
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PusH: Precarious Housing in Europe, pushing for innovation in higher education

Here, Gideon Bolt (Utrecht University) and Sybille Münch (Leuphana University) introduce the Erasmus+ project PusH and the issue of precarious housing, particularly in higher education.
Urban densification

Urban densification and building in our cities

Here, Rich Hyams, Director at architecture firm astudio, makes the case that despite fears of urban densification, building in our cities does not have to be incompatible with a sustainable strategy to address our housing crisis.
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The built environment: The effects of office conversions in the Netherlands

Sophie Hoogendijk and Gideon Bolt from the Faculty of Geosciences – Utrecht University, describe the effects of office conversions in the Netherlands, commencing with commentary on vacant offices in this analysis of the built environment.
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Housing providers must become insight-driven to increase fire safety

Mark Holdsworth, Director at Civica argues here that housing providers must become insight-driven to increase fire safety.
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2020: Coming of age for Britain’s mid-sized cities

Cllr John Merry CBE, Chair of Key Cities and Deputy City Mayor of Salford, argues that 2020 will be a coming of age for Britain’s mid-sized cities.
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Are young people satisfied after forced neighbourhood relocation?

Dr. Kirsten Visser at Utrecht University explores the impact on young people and neighbourhood satisfaction after they are forced to relocate.
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Smart homes: Are they worth it and who is investing?

In light of recent research revealing that Brits favour smart technology that reduces tedious task such as cleaning the toilet and cleaning the oven, this article explores if smart homes are worth it.

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