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

More than 200 homes could be built in the final phase of development on Hackney Council's flagship estate project.

TV historian Dan Cruikshank is spearheading a campaign to stop an historic 18th century Huguenot silkworker's house in Shoreditch being bulldozed to make way for a luxury block of flats.

Feminist radical action group Sisters Uncut stormed the Hackney Council AGM tonight in support of two families left in a deserted Homerton block set to be demolished.

Three people have died at homeless hostel the Shuttleworth Hotel in the space of eight weeks this year, the Gazette has learned.

Hackney will get an extra 100 council homes thanks to a grant from Sadiq Khan.

Hackney Council's first homes for a living rent should be available in Homerton later this year.

Cllr Sharon Patrick's report into contractors playing the system to squeeze extra cash out of Hackney Council gives the lie to the notion that outsourcing represents good value for the public.

The findings of a probe into the management of Hackney Council's £246m housing contracts will be under discussion tonight, after it was discovered aggressive pricing, excessive claims for works and "dishonourable culture" were "common".

I don't blame anyone for wanting to buy their council house.

Thousands of Hackney council houses bought by tenants since 2000 have since been sold privately, making homeowners hundreds of millions of pounds in profit.

Families face being made homeless because builders are now running a year behind schedule completing a block of London Fields flats.

A Clapton man is rallying the community in a campaign against the whitewashing, or make that grey-washing, of the storied pink tower block Landmark Heights.

It's a race against time to save a tank of tropical fish in a block of flats where the electricity and heating has been off since Wednesday morning.

As demolition of a huge housing block in Homerton looms, some families still waiting to be housed elsewhere feel they are being overlooked.

A housing association that caters only for Orthodox Jews has been cleared of discrimination in the courts - but a housing lawyer has vowed to appeal the decision.

Campaigners have cranked up their protests over a housing association's planned sales of former "key worker" homes near Victoria Park by "decorating them" with posters.

Tenants on the Frampton Park Estate are preparing for a battle with the council over its plans to demolish a community hall and replace it with flats.

Owners of empty homes in Hackney will have their council tax bill doubled under plans signed off by the town hall last week.

The Hackney Labour party will work with a top housing charity to demand the government abolishes "no-fault" evictions of private sector tenants.

More than a dozen households in De Beauvoir were left without gas for ten days over Christmas.

A Dalston solicitor is under investigation over housing fraud allegations.

Families will be left in temporary accommodation over Christmas because builders are running half a year behind schedule completing a block of London Fields flats.

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.

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