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A mother-of-three living in a cramped home with her children and four nieces and nephews she cares for has been waiting for a bigger home for nine years.

The Green Party staged a demo outside a council consultation about the future of Dalston on Tuesday night, urging them to “get tough on developers”.

Neighbours in Newington Green are fighting council plans to build 45 new homes on an estate, claiming the work would breach Islington’s own conservation policies.

A rough sleeper being treated in hospital faces the stark choice of returning to a ‘building site’ B&B - or discharge to the streets.

Leaseholders in a block where “extensive corrosion” caused bricks to plummet 100ft to the street below are furious after being billed up to £25,000 each for repairs.

Traders at Ridley Road Shopping Village thanked the community for their support as more than 100 people turned out for a protest on Saturday.

Sadiq Khan has given the town hall a whopping £45.5million towards the building of 949 new “genuinely affordable” homes.

The battle is on to stop the premature closure of Ridley Road Shopping Village after the intervention of Hackney’s mayor – and more than 1,500 supporters.

A single mother says she’s having to steal to provide for her three children after being kicked out of a homeless hostel and refusing to move more than 200 miles to Durham or Bradford.

Ridley Road Shopping Village is being closed down after enforcment action from police over drug dealing and anti-social behaviour – kicking out long-standing traders with just two weeks’ notice.

A mother-of-four who has been in temporary accommodation at a soon-to-be-demolished Homerton block for five years says she’s being overlooked while neighbours get housed.

Landlords in three problem-hit Hackney areas will need to apply for a licence within the next two months or face a potential fine of £30,000 – or even prosecution.

A frail pensioner whose home was flooded with raw sewage has been moved back in by the housing association – even though the foul stench still remains.

A tenant of Hackney Council has been forced to pay nearly £148,000, after an investigation found he had been illegally subletting his property whilst living elsewhere.

Hackney Council wants to trial the government’s Housing First programme as it looks for new ways to shrink its 12,600-strong waiting list.

Hackney Council has defended its homeless services in the wake of a damning report by a health watchdog.

Private landlords in Hackney say they have been told next to nothing about a pilot scheme under which they are set to be charged £500 to licence their properties – or face huge penalties.

All private rented homes in three problem-hit Hackney wards will be launched next month in an effort to crack down on rogue landlords – but will it work?

A group of fed-up Peabody tenants in Stoke Newington have formed a campaign group after years of complaints about the housing association’s repair work.

Hackney Council is playing Robin Hood by turning expensive homes into social rent ones using money it would otherwise have to give to the government.

Campaigners in London Fields say they are “hugely disappointed” after plans for two new homes on their estate were signed off.

Haringey Council has confirmed it will be looking to increase anti-homelessness funding to tackle rough sleeping in Stroud Green Road, after the borough’s provision was criticised.

A man whose home was bulldozed in the Woodberry Down regeneration is taking Hackney Council to a tribunal after rejecting their valuation of it.

London Assembly members have quizzed representatives from the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) over the rate of housebuilding in the Olympic Park last year.

Campaigners fighting the building of two new homes on their London Fields estate will let their feelings be known at a council meeting.

A much-loved community garden in Dalston will be plunged into darkness if plans for a new high-rise development get the green light, campaigners say.

Security doors that don’t lock, lifts that don’t work and repairs that don’t happen. That’s what people living on the Morningside Estate in South Hackney get for their money.

A former chocolate factory in a Shoreditch conservation area will be totally hidden from view if developers get their way and build a five-storey hotel three metres away.

Finsbury Park’s Woodberry Down regeneration project has been named London Project of the Year at the prestigious annual RICS construction awards.

A housing association that caters only for Orthodox Jews is being taken to the High Court for discrimination.

Rogue landlords who leave tenants living in appalling conditions will have to bring their homes up to scratch or pay tenants back up to a year’s rent under new measures passed by Hackney Council.

Olympic Park developers have been denounced for making a “highly offensive and racist remark” after referring to an “infestation of Travellers” at a public meeting.

An award-winning architect is profiting from taxpayers’ money operating homeless hostels where human faeces has been found smeared on walls and conditions are described as “shameful”, the Gazette can reveal.

Hackney Council wants to start doing its own fire risk assessments – because private firms have hiked their fees since the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Hackney Council is in talks to buy the only bit of land it doesn’t own on the De Beauvoir Estate, clearing the path for future redevelopment.

Vulnerable people with mental health problems are among the hundreds living in hostel rooms in Hackney – and their grim surroundings only make it worse. Emma Youle reports on a startling lack of support for those in crisis

Hackney Council’s grand plan to build more than 400 new council homes on underused land has been met with opposition once again.

Landlords are being given hundreds of thousands of pounds in taxpayers’ cash to house Hackney’s homeless in shocking conditions.

Today we relaunch our award-winning Hidden Homeless series.

The firm behind plans for two new homes on a London Fields estate has hit back at neighbours opposing the scheme – and says hardly any of them are actually affected by it.

London Fields campaigners have panned designs for a pair of large new homes on their estate for a second time – and so have independent consultants they hired.

Housing campaigners look to have won an 18-month battle with their landlord over plans to demolish an Upper Clapton estate.

The town hall is setting up its own housing company to get around government laws banning councils from offering “living rent” homes.

Hoxton’s New Era Estate will be demolished and rebuilt by the affordable housing charity that stepped in to buy it after huge protests over rent hikes.

Scores of NIMBY objectors have lodged complaints about plans to flatten 10 dilapidated garages and build 11 new homes – including five council houses.

Gangs of masked thieves have taken to stealing bikes from a block of flats where a housing association has left the front door broken for a whole month.

Terrifyingly, it’s a year since the Gazette launched its Hidden Homeless campaign.

A charity that has helped hundreds of homeless people in Hackney this year is pleading for £10 donations to help buy them a Christmas dinner.

People on an embattled Upper Clapton estate are split on whether or not they want to see homes flattened, the developer has said.

Pensioners say their housing association has ruined Christmas by removing and destroying all the armchairs in their lounge without warning.

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