On 26 July, Sara Abdalla - a single mother from the east London borough of Newham - won a court case in her ongoing battle to stay in London:
Labour-run Newham Council has found Sara intentionally homeless because she rejected what they class as a...
On 24 July, Tower Hamlets Council in east London approved a controversial redevelopment plan, to the fury of campaigners and local residents:
Chrisp Street Market
Chrisp Street Market is the oldest pedestrianised shopping area in the UK. In a documentary about the...
On 23 July, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg launched the Institute for Economic Affairs' (IEA) Richard Koch Breakthrough Prize. He then tweeted the details of the prize:
Is socialism the problem?
The IEA is a 'free-market' thinktank. It's offering a prize for essays...
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has cut some welfare so near to the bone that local authorities had to spend record amounts last year to make up the shortfall.
The DWP: reforms to mitigate other reforms
Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) have been around since 2001 to help housing benefit claimants with certain costs....
A heartbreaking Twitter thread encapsulates the sheer brutality of austerity Britain under the Conservative government.
James Gleave, a transport adviser from Bedfordshire, was waiting for a train home on 9 July when he saw something worrying:
He approached the...
On 9 July, following David Davis's resignation, Theresa May appointed former housing minister Dominic Raab as the new Brexit Secretary.
He steps from a disaster into a crisis.
The government's Brexit position is in crisis following Davis's resignation. But Raab's record suggests he won't bring stability. Instead, he's...
On 27 June, the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government released the statutory homelessness statistics for January to March 2018.
They revealed that 123,130 children or expected children are currently living in temporary accommodation in England. This government should hang its head in shame.
Cold hard stats
On 26 June, communities secretary James Brokenshire confirmed what the government describes as "a multi-billion pound boost to social housing".
But deeper analysis reveals that the proposals fall laughably short of the mark.
Brokenshire announced the government is investing £1.67bn in 'affordable' homes. This funding...
This article was updated at 8:00am on Tuesday 26 June to correct an error. It previously stated that the scheme was open to anyone. It is in fact only open to people with direct experience of homelessness or housing crises.
A groundbreaking homelessness organisation has launched an innovative programme. It's one which aims to try and...
On 20 June, the Guardian revealed that Homes for Haringey (the management company for Haringey Council's housing stock) urgently plans to evacuate two tower blocks in Tottenham, North London.
The Canary has seen the draft agenda for the upcoming meeting of the council's cabinet. It outlines Homes for Haringey's provisional...