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  • Helping to house our injured heroes

    Ex-servicemen and women who are seriously injured are to be given priority for specially adapted social homes, announced Housing Minister Iain Wright today.

    • Added: 9 April 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • Government delivers £170 million transport funding for new housing

    £170 million of funding is today being allocated to 29 transport projects that will support the development of new housing, announced Housing Minister Margaret Beckett and Transport Minister Paul Clark.

    • Added: 27 March 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • Government sets out plans to safeguard future of rural communities

    The Government set out its proposals for helping rural communities to thrive in the 21st Century by providing more affordable housing and greater freedom to develop strong local economies.

    • Added: 25 March 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • First buyers benefiting from new shared equity scheme

    Housing Minister Margaret Beckett today met one of the first people in the country to benefit from the Government's new HomeBuy Direct scheme.

    • Added: 18 March 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • 40 per cent fewer homeless young people in bed and breakfast

    National figures released today show that the number of vulnerable young 16 and 17 year olds being housed in bed and breakfast accommodation has fallen by 40 per cent over the last year.

    • Added: 12 March 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • Margaret Beckett urges councils to take a stand on empty homes

    Councils are being given more support to help them bring empty homes back in to use in the current economic climate, announced Housing Minister Margaret Beckett today.

    • Added: 10 March 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • Beckett cuts planned council rent increases in half

    Housing Minister Margaret Beckett has today announced new support to help councils cut their planned rent increases for tenants in the current economic climate.

    • Added: 6 March 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • Eco-towns public consultation deadline extended

    Local residents are to be given more time to respond to the Government's second eco-towns public consultation after Housing Minister Margaret Beckett today extended the deadline for responses.

    • Added: 26 February 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • National Tenant Voice begins to take shape

    Plans for the new independent National Tenant Voice (NTV), which will give tenants a say on the housing issues affecting them, were published this week and have been accepted by Ministers.

    • Added: 12 February 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • New freedoms to increase council house building

    Councils may soon have greater freedom to build more homes under plans going out to consultation today.

    • Added: 21 January 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • Mortgage rescue scheme extended across England

    A mortgage rescue scheme to help vulnerable families at risk of repossession to stay in their homes is being rolled out across England today.

    • Added: 16 January 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • £18 million deal approved to buy further new homes for affordable housing

    An £18 million deal to provide more affordable housing and help support industry is being announced today, as part of the Government's programme of action to tackle current difficulties in the housing market.

    • Added: 6 January 2009
    • Site: Housing
  • More handy help at home for older people

    Older people are to get more 'handyman' help to carry out repairs to their homes following a £33 million allocation announced today by Communities Minister Baroness Andrews.

    • Added: 23 December 2008
    • Site: Housing
  • £400 million deal agreed to provide affordable housing

    A deal worth more than £400 million to help first time buyers aspiring to buy their own home was approved today by Housing Minister Margaret Beckett, as part of the Government's programme of action to tackle current difficulties in the economy.

    • Added: 15 December 2008
    • Site: Housing
  • More funding for housing choice

    More tenants will be able to have a greater say over their housing options and where they wish to live following a £1 million allocation announced today by Housing Minister Iain Wright.

    • Added: 12 December 2008
    • Site: Housing
  • Homelessness numbers down by 60 per cent

    National statistics released today show that the number of households accepted as homeless has been cut by 60 per cent since 2003.

    • Added: 11 December 2008
    • Site: Housing
  • Minister announces 2009-10 Disabled Facilities Grant local authority allocation

    Housing Minister Baroness Andrews today announced how much funding each local authority will get to help disabled and older people stay in their homes through the Disabled Facilities Grant Programme.

    • Added: 10 December 2008
    • Site: Housing
  • £605m for Local Authorities with plans for housing growth

    Housing Minister Margaret Beckett has today announced a £605 million allocation to 163 local authorities with long-term plans to increase house building to meet the needs of their communities.

    • Added: 10 December 2008
    • Site: Housing
  • New measures to benefit consumers

    A new package of measures to ensure consumers receive improved information in the home buying and selling process was announced today by Housing Minister Margaret Beckett.

    • Added: 8 December 2008
    • Site: Housing
  • New scheme to help people at risk of repossession

    The Government today announced a new scheme to help people who suffer a temporary loss of income stay in their home.

    • Added: 3 December 2008
    • Site: Housing

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