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Tackling housing and homelessness in Hastings

The government’s relentless imposition of austerity naturally hits the worst-off hardest. Given the drastic shortage of social and affordable housing, finding and keeping a place to live has become a problem for many in Hastings. Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, told Nick Terdre how it is tackling problems of housing and homelessness in difficult circumstances.

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Empty Homes Week, 25 November to 1 December, is organised by the Empty Homes agency to highlight the waste of empty property nationwide, and to celebrate the success of numerous examples and new initiatives used to bring empty homes back into use and to encourage more widespread action. A fifth of all homes now created are the result of empty homes being returned to use.

Posted 11:47 Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: , ,
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