Affordable housing

NHS staff, firefighters, transport workers and teachers will be first in the queue for thousands of new homes being built across the capital.
New proposal is buried in the Planning for the Future white paper from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Efforts to simplify and streamline the planning system cannot come at the expense of the quality of homes, Henry Smith writes.
Changes to the rules could see new affordable housing provision drop by 20%.
New "permitted development rights" also mean developers don't need to build *any* affordable homes when they replace old buildings with housing.
Shelter accuses Boris Johnson of "cuts" to affordable housing budget as sources admit announcement in March involved some double-counting.
Everything you need to know on the row concerning the housing secretary, Tory donor Richard Desmond and a £1bn development in Tower Hamlets.
One officer said "we don’t have time for that", documents reveal. The reason for the rush? To save Richard Desmond up to £50m in tax.
A junior minister was sent to face MPs instead of the housing secretary. Desmond donated £12,000 to the Conservatives after his firm's project was "unlawfully" approved.
Figures reveal billionaire gave money to Tories shortly after the housing secretary "unlawfully" approved a new £1bn development.