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Proposals for problem housing block published

Proposals for problem housing block published Overslade House which was deemed unsafe last August and those living in it were shipped out en masse after an inspection by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Overslade House – Design & Access Statement Advertisements

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Northampton Council procure accommodation in excess of 200% the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) Rate

Northampton Council procure accommodation in excess of 200% the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) Rate   Temporary Accommodation in Northampton Households in self-contained temporary accommodation will be charged a weekly rent that is equivalent to 150% of the relevant April 2018 … Continue reading

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The financial COST of the Council’s growing reliance on expensive Bed and Breakfast accommodation

Challenges on temporary accommodation and homelessness budgets…   Phil Harris, Head of Housing and Wellbeing advised (January 2018) that over the last two years homeless applications to the Council has doubled, in the same period, households in temporary accommodation has … Continue reading

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Labour should press the government to reopen the 2012 council housing ‘debt settlement’

Labour should press the government to reopen the 2012 council housing ‘debt settlement’   Local authority Housing Revenue Accounts are suffering a financial crisis as a result of extra ‘debt’ imposed on them in 2012 and government policies since then which … Continue reading

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Housing security time bomb ticking for 1,661 Northampton council households

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How Northampton Council culled the housing register….from 10,000 to 3,000

How Northampton Council culled the housing register….from 10,000 to 3,000 The pen and willing voting fodder is mightier than building homes for people on a housing waiting it seems

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Are Northampton Borough Council using a loophole in homelessness legislation?

Are NBC using a loophole in homelessness legislation? London councils skirt six-week rule for homeless families Homeless families are being housed for protracted periods in council-owned properties, Inside Housing has discovered, in conditions that would be illegal if their temporary accommodation … Continue reading

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