Rent arrears have risen among council tenants during the pandemic, but what are local authorities and arm’s length management organisations doing about it? This briefing analyses the effects of the pandemic on households claiming housing benefits and Universal Credit, and the solutions being adopted by some landlords.
This bundle brings together two series of briefings and other recent LGIU work looking at how towns and cities are responding to crises now and planning for the future.
Following the Irish Government’s response to the controversial transaction of standard houses in Maynooth, County Kildare in early May, this briefing reflects on the issues raised during the bulk purchasing debate and sets out relevant statistics regarding the trends in housing purchase.
Homelessness is the ‘big issue’ in this month’s housing and planning round-up, following claims that new legislation could criminalise rough sleepers. The round-up also looks at rent arrears, building safety, housing building and ‘pop-up’ campsites.
Early 2019, a team of residents came together and spent six months discussing a new city-wide approach to planning. In July 2019 City of Vancouver council approved the approach and released the ‘Planning Vancouver Together (PVT) plan, a three-year programme to involve the community in the development of the city. The hope is that by…
This briefing examines the background and context of the framework and the future role of certain local authorities in the marine development consent process when the Marine Area Planning Bill becomes law.
Good housing is critical to people’s health and well-being. How can professionals in housing and public health work together to ensure that more people don’t just have somewhere to live, but the opportunity to become healthier?
This briefing draws on a diverse range of international case studies to explore how local governments can work with children and young people to achieve healthier, sustainable and more inclusive neighbourhoods.
This briefing provides background and context to the Centre for Homelessness Impact’s End It With Evidence campaign, which aims to use the opportunity presented by the pandemic to “mobilise a growing chorus of ‘what works’ champions” so that we can end homelessness effectively, and for good, by putting in place sustainable and evidence-led strategies. It…
On Thursday, 24 June, LGIU and the Centre for Homelessness Impact hosted a virtual panel discussion to consider how local authorities can use evidence to put in place prevention strategies that tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.