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A group of squatters say they have been “left on the street” in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic after being evicted from a Hackney Wick building by security guards and police.

Hackney’s mayor has told the government to abandon plans to give first-time buyers discount on new homes at the expense of social housing.

Private tenants who are threatening a rent strike after being refused a blanket 20 per cent reduction have been told they will be taken to court if they do not back down.

Plans for the third phase of the flagship Woodberry Down Estate regeneration have been approved – with almost double the number of social homes as originally proposed.

Private tenants in Stoke Newington are threatening a rent strike after being refused a discount during the coronavirus lockdown – as thousands of people face going into arrears and fears of mass evictions grow.

More than 50 homeless people have been housed by Hackney Council since the coronavirus lockdown began.

Homelessness support groups are calling on housing secretary Robert Jenrick to “divert emergency funding” to an east London hospital so it can care for rough sleepers with coronavirus.

Hackney Council wants to become a member of a temporary accommodation company jointly owned by councils across London.

Town hall chiefs want to start buying back homes lost to Right to Buy for use as “genuinely affordable” housing.

A single mother and her children were saved from homelessness after Hackney Community Law Centre helped overturn a £60,000 fraud bill from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Hackney has seen a drop in rough sleeping as the rest of London experiences a rise – but there are still 20 new people on the streets every month.

“Outdated bedsits” in a Clapton tower block look set to be converted under the council’s Hackney Living Rent model.

Hackney has the seventh highest number of homeless people in the country, with one in every 36 either living in temporary accommodation or sleeping rough.

Seventy households are unable to spend Christmas in their homes due to the devastation caused by the Finsbury Park flooding in October.

Volunteers counted 14 people sleeping on the streets of Hackney during the annual rough sleeper count on Thursday night – down from 23 last year.

A homeless man with severe mental health issues was failed by three councils who neglected their legal duties to support him before he died, a safeguarding review has found.

A full-scale review will take place into the death of Musa Sevimli, the homeless man who died in the Stoke Newington bus stop he had been living in.

People on the Woodberry Down Estate will have more say on how the flagship regeneration moves forward in a fresh agreement with developers that will also see increased affordable housing.

Homebuilding may be at a 30-year high, but experts say a rise in the number of long-term empty properties shows the wrong kind of housing is being built.

Tenants in Kingsland Road awoke to the sun shining into their homes for the first time in three years yesterday after a giant advertisement was pulled down.

Campaigners on a Stoke Newington estate have hit out at their housing association landlord for its handling of a redevelopment plan.

Business owners on Hoxton’s New Era Estate have spoken of their sadness at being forced out of their units ahead of demolition work.

A three-year battle between a housing association and campaigners over the redevelopment of an Upper Clapton estate ended this week with the approval of 73 new homes.

Renters in Hackney are paying £6,000 a year more than they were in 2012, new figures show.

Six homes on a Hackney Wick development that were to be let for near market rate will now be social housing thanks to a grant from Hackney Council.

Homeowners have been reassured there is no health and safety issue arising from the fact the water tank storage room in their block is covered in pigeon fouling.

Dozens of households on a Hoxton estate are being asked to shower at the nearby Britannia Leisure Centre because 45C oily water is coming out of their cold taps.

Rogue landlords in the three most problem-hit areas of Hackney have been warned they have nowhere to hide after the council launched a crackdown on poor conditions.

Diane Abbott says Universal Credit is creating poverty after new figures revealed 7 in 10 of Hackney’s council housing tenants claiming the benefit are now in rent arrears.

A burst pipe that flooded streets in Finsbury Park this morning has finally been turned off – but neighbours are left counting the cost with up to 150 homes damaged and warnings that hordes of rats could be “flushed up” by the tide.

A playwright who lived on the Woodberry Down Estate before its regeneration has written a new comedy based on London’s housing crisis.

The council’s pioneering Housing First scheme is set to begin in January after a provider is confirmed next week.

Plans have finally been submitted to flatten Hoxton’s New Era Estate and rebuild it with more than 100 additional homes – though none of them will be for social rent.

A group of friends are sponsoring a refugee family to settle in Hackney – but first need a landlord to let our their home.

Hackney Council is taking four landlords to court for breaching conditions of the new HMO licences.

Housing campaigners will hold a meeting next week over the future of the Holloway Prison site in Islington.

Plans to build a mega homeless hostel in Kingsland Road have been upgraded to address a host of issues flagged up by councillors.

The troubled Hoxton block whose tenants were last night told to leave due to a string of safety concerns could end up being demolished instead of repaired, Hackney Council has said.

Dozens of council tenants learnt tonight they would be forced out of their Hoxton homes for three years because of “potentially combustible insulation”.

Today we report on parallel London-wide scandals: that of homes sitting empty across the capital, and that of the lack of adequate permanent social housing.

London may be in the grip of a housing crisis, but it has more than 67,000 homes with no permanent residents, according to government figures.

A single mother and abuse survivor was given days by Hackney Council to choose between a move to Stoke-on-Trent or being homeless.

Hackney Green Party protested outside the town hall last week over the protracted redevelopment of the Woodberry Down Estate.

More than 100 people gathered at a Stoke Newington bus stop on Friday night to pay their respects to Musa, the homeless man who lived and died there.

Mourners will hold a vigil in memory of Musa, the homeless man who died yesterday in the Stoke Newington bus stop he was living in.

Campaigners are “jumping for joy” after their housing association landlord vowed to hand back control of community halls on their estates.

A homeless man who had been living in a Stoke Newington bus stop for months died this morning.

Hackney Council will not be sharing personal data of rough sleepers with the Home Office.

Work has begun on Hackney Council’s award-winning project to build 130 homes designed alongside the Charedi community in Stamford Hill.

Plans to build up to 169 homes on the De Beauvoir Estate under the council’s huge housing redevelopment programme were discussed last month.

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