Council Housing Finance

Grenfell Tower: the deadly consequences of under-funding of council housing

June 2017


Borrowing to build is no solution to the housing crisis

An examination of council housing ‘debt’

January 2018


The case for cancelling council housing ‘debt’

November 2016



3 thoughts on “Council Housing Finance

  1. I am a long-leaseholder, and have Ground Rent to pay, also buildings insurance, (it does not incur service charges). I am unemployed for almost two years now – on £71 per wk (income related). I have repeatedly asked my local council and the JCP for help with my housing costs, but am refused any help – they keep telling me that I cannot get help with Ground Rent. Surely this can’t be right? It is still a ‘housing cost’? After all, I cannot pick up the property and move it! If I didn’t pay the Ground Rent the freeholder could forfeit my home. Please help!


  2. My son is on dieallisis 3 times a week he has a 2bedroom flat is registered
    Blind his daughter has to stay with him some nights because he is insulin diabetic but they are saying because she is not living. With him he must pay the extra rent well let us hope when the ambulance and also assistants needed to look after him will cost the goverment twice as much as his daughter how is willing to help him when needed but without somewhere to stay over night proves to be impossible just one case in thousands


  3. Discrimination against non resident parents aswell, yes there is a limited fund of DHP available but this is not guaranteed. If I am forced to downsize I will lose my overnight contact with my Daughter, of which has taken 6 and a half years of fighting through Family Courts to gain


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