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‘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.

Charities scramble to find homes for 60 homeless people cut loose from Everyone In scheme

Bristol's affordable housing and climate goals do not sit easily together

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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?

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Bedminster’s East Street is changing, but who will benefit?

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Developer withdraws planning proposals for 'grim' and 'Stalinist' St Pauls flats

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?

'I’m an Irish Traveller. The government is attacking us at every angle'

The Home Office plans to criminalise trespass, a move campaigners say threatens Travellers' way of life.

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...

Housing coops: a landlord you can trust

For the many people in Bristol renting their homes and unable to buy, housing cooperatives offer an alternative way to live.

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.

Zero rough sleeping in Bristol by 2027: fantasy or reality?

The council has set out a bold vision to eradicate rough sleeping in just eight years, but can we get there?

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.

Homelessness: Nothing to do, nowhere to go?

Paul Blake is campaigning for a homeless day centre.

Bristol’s working homeless crisis on the rise

The private landlord monopoly and lack of affordable housing is crippling Bristol’s gig economy workers.

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.