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How one housing association is helping tenants facing discrimination in the private rented sector

How one housing association is helping tenants facing discrimination in the private rented sector

8 November 2018

Sanjeev Shah is Lettings Manager at Shepherd's Bush Housing Group
Sadly, the release of research this week from the National Housing Federation highlighting blatant discrimination against benefit claimants did not come as a surprise to me. In my role as Private Lettings Manager at Shepherd’s Bush Housing Association, this is something I often see first hand.

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How your views shaped our Green Paper response

How your views shaped our Green Paper response

6 November 2018

Catherine Ryder is Head of Policy at the National Housing Federation
We’ve heard from almost 400 members, and worked closely with social housing residents, to produce a strong and ambitious response to the Green paper that captures the diverse views of our sector.

Reflections on the Chancellor’s Budget 2018

Reflections on the Chancellor’s Budget 2018

1 November 2018

Jessica Levy is Public Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation
This year’s Budget was not the quiet, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fiscal event that many anticipated. With Brexit on the horizon and significant uncertainty persisting, many were ready to forgive Philip Hammond if this Budget had passed relatively unnoticed.

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How is devolution changing our relationship to power?

How is devolution changing our relationship to power?

29 October 2018

Molly Bishop is Housing Options Development Officer at Stockport Homes
I regularly find myself exasperated at national politics. At the painstaking lengths people will go to provide opposition, at the lack of evidence-based policy making, and the general impression that it is all a bit of a mess.

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How might devolution help us end homelessness?

How might devolution help us end homelessness?

22 October 2018

Sarah-Jane Gay is an External Affairs Manager for London and South East.
If I’d been asked about devolution and its role in ending homelessness before I started working in housing, I’ll admit I wouldn’t have had a clue. But now I can confidently say that devolution is one of the most important tools we have for working together to reduce homelessness.

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Can an appeal for 100 homes really help homeless people?

Can an appeal for 100 homes really help homeless people?

10 October 2018

Ed Tytherleigh is Chief Executive of Veterans’ housing charity, Stoll.
For those of us working to make homelessness for the people we serve a thing of the past, the very existence of World Homeless Day is a stark reminder of the challenges faced by thousands of people every day.

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London calling to the faraway towns

London calling to the faraway towns

2 October 2018

Dave Smith is External Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation
Every blog or article needs a clever hook to open the piece, doesn’t it? So… in the true spirit of punk rock: “London calling to the faraway towns.”

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