Category: Housing

Campaigners’ last ditch attempt to save town square fails

The Waltham Forest Civic Society wanted to protect Walthamstow Town Square. But Waltham Forest Council said no – because planning permission for new homes at the Mall and town square site has already been granted.  Click here to read more.

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Special meeting – Tackling the housing crisis – Waltham Forest Trades Council 2/10/18

UK councils spent £300m putting homeless in hotels in three years, shocking figures reveal

Councils in the UK spent £300 million in three years on placing homeless people in hotels and B&Bs, Freedom of Information figures reveal.  Click here to read all.

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Calls for London to be rent controlled city

Campaigners say London should be turned into a rent-controlled city, similar to New York. Click here to read more.

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Housing crisis drives more than 1m private tenants deeper into poverty

Lack of social housing and rise in universal credit sanctions hit low-income families hardest, report warns.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest in bottom four councils for homelessness

Waltham Forest is one of the worst boroughs in London for homelessness levels and levels of temporary accommodation outside the borough. Waltham Forest is one of the worst boroughs in London for homelessness levels and levels of temporary accommodation outside

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If you have one of these 30 jobs, you will need to save up for more than 100 years to buy a house

Bar staff may need a stiff drink after they discover it will take them almost 130 years to save for a deposit on an average priced UK house – and 320 years for an average property in London. Click here

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Renting? You’re lucky to have £23 left after paying the bills

For most private tenants, renting is not a lifestyle choice – it’s the only option available to them.  Click here to read more.

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Council approves 48 houses on council land, not one is affordable

The authority’s Conservatives have criticised council leader, Cllr Clare Coghill, for going back on a promise made to voters during the local election campaign.  Click here to read more.

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Campaigners warn of ‘rentquake’ as analysis reveals amount spent by private renters is approaching parity with mortgage payments

Amount of rent being paid 10 years ago was only 30 per cent of the total handed over by homeowners – now the figure is more than 75 per cent.  Click here to read more.

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