Social Housing


Not In My BackYard: A celebration of Croydon’s NIMBYs

Posted on June 22nd, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Jonny Rose sings the praises of Croydon’s “selfish individualists”

Once again, the spectre of social housing has got the people of Croydon all hot and bothered. This time it’s in the south of the borough where a Baptist church in Purley has put in for a planning application to build a sixteen storey mixed-use ‘skyscraper’ in heart of the town centre.

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Somewhere to call home

Posted on March 11th, by Tony Newman in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Tony Newman, leader of Croydon Labour’s council group, assesses the state of Croydon’s housing bill

Twenty five years ago, more than eighty percent of the public funding for housing went into bricks and mortar. In other words, actually building new homes for people to live in. Today, tragically, more than eighty percent of that funding now pays for the housing benefit bill. That’s … Read More »