1. Housing First – what’s not to like?

    Housing First is a fantastic model with a proven record of tackling homelessness. But can it work in the UK, where housing is in such desperately short supply?

  2. I, Ashley Horsey…

    Ken Loach’s latest film is a powerful indictment of the system that crushes both the people it’s supposed to be helping, and those who work within it

  3. The impact of Airbnb on rental markets

    What impact are short-term rental markets such as Airbnb having on prices in London – and are their services suitable for anyone other than affluent tourists?

  4. Jam today – and still jam tomorrow…

    There are many reasons why a person may only be “just about managing” – not all of them financial.

  5. The Housing White Paper: a chance for change

    Will the government’s long-awaited housing white paper finally set the UK housing market on the road to reform?

  6. The shameful state of Britain’s housing for refugees

    In the same week that Trump banned refugees, a new Parliamentary report details the squalid conditions of accommodation for asylum seekers here in the UK.

  7. Modular-Podular living: progress or pragmatism

    In my last blog, way back in the pre-Trumpian days of October 2016, I mused whether it was sensible to develop or promote less-than-ideal housing solutions, or whether settling for […]

  8. Tent encampments: the forgotten story

    In the forgotten corners of London, tent encampments are springing up. Yet many inhabitants are EU citizens, exercising their legal right to work in the UK.

  9. Cold, wet, and homeless in January

    Our new Policy & Communications coordinator reflects on the hardships faced by rough sleepers in this most unforgiving of months

  10. Too poor to parent?

    Commonweal Housing launch new research project looking at housing options for separated parents Commonweal Housing today launch a new research project to examine the housing situation of separated parents whose […]

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