It seems everyone agrees that the time is right to finally get rid of this legislation.
Make the economic case, abolish priority need, reform the No Course to Public Funds rule, don’t end Everyone In and reform housing authorities.
A report has found that empty commercial and retail buildings, owned by local authorities, could be converted into 19,500 homes.
Ultimately, we have to prevent vulnerable people from ever reaching the streets. We should seize this opportunity to work out how.
The choice facing voters on May 6 is simple: do we accelerate the progress of the last four years, or do we go back to the old failing approach?
Plus: Bean bags, ping pong tables, and padded pods, in Slough’s swanky new council offices.
The lesson of the last year is poorer communities are much more vulnerable to the next virus or health emergency.
This is not an easy issue to solve. Rough sleeping is as much a health issue as it is a housing issue – it is often a crisis of addiction and mental health as well.