‘Tents and shipping containers won’t solve our homelessness crisis. Here’s what will’
Former council lead for housing, Paul Smith shares his take on what Bristol needs to do about homelessness.
Housing in Bristol under Marvin Rees
Last autumn, a key election pledge by the mayor on affordable homes bit the dust, making headlines. But what else do the numbers say about Rees’s record, and the council’s ongoing housing crisis headaches?
The idea of sharing a home across generational divides is having a come back
Housing is expensive for Bristol's young people, so what about bridging the generational divide and saving some cash?
Beyond Brexit: In Bristol’s housing crisis everyone’s a loser apart from the landlords
Everyone’s a loser in Bristol’s housing crisis, except for landlords and people looking to sell their homes. Tenants in the privately rented sector are struggling...
Some locals are financially benefiting from gentrification in St Pauls. But at a cost.
Crime may be down, and some locals are cashing in but there’s nostalgia for a different St Pauls.
Student rent strike continues despite university affordable housing pledge
Students will continue to withhold rent payments, despite a pledge from the University of Bristol to make a fivefold increase in affordable accommodation.
To end homelessness, we need to change how we talk about it
We’re not seeing the big picture, says Joe Smith, who works in the sector and is increasingly frustrated at how the issues are framed.
Tory MP wants to get rid of sites and move Travellers into houses
Charities say the bill, if passed, would lead to the forced assimilation of Gypsies and Travellers.