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Housing crisis

Coronavirus in Bristol

Council forced to find alternative for rough sleepers as government scraps scheme

Homeless people in Bristol will be moved out of hotels, where they’d been placed to self-isolate, and into whatever housing the council can lay its...

'Covid-19 is creating a housing crisis in Bristol' - A lettings agent on how to avert it

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

Features

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...

Reports

Bristol’s new van policy. What is it, and how will it affect you?

City

Bristol’s working homeless crisis on the rise

Government ‘comprehensively failed’ Gypsies and Travellers, report finds

They have the worst outcomes out of all the ethnicities in the UK.

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.

Revealed: Complex-needs homeless services lose out

Homeless services are having to relocate from the Compass Centre in Stokes Croft.

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.

Road to nowhere: Bristol's hidden housing crisis

Faced with a unique housing crisis and deep-seated prejudice, where are Bristol’s Gypsy and Traveller population supposed to go?

Revealed: The aristocrats behind Totterdown’s unaffordable tower blocks

Bristol’s red hot housing crisis is attracting a globetrotting elite. One owns this castle.

Eviction stopped and bailiffs seen off as universal credit starts to bite

First action by community union against council bailiffs buys Hartcliffe resident, facing homelessness after benefit switch, a few more days.

Tents occupying College Green in protest of Rough Sleeping policy given notice to leave

Bristol Housing Action Movement and Homes for All raise concerns about the council’s new rough sleeping draft policy.

Council launch van living and rough sleeping policy consultations

BCC announces consultations for its new van and rough sleeping encampments the day after completing Greenbank evictions.

EXCLUSIVE: Council policy on van living outlines greater enforcement powers

Bristol is to become one of the first places in the country to have a stretegy for vehicle dwellers, but some fear it could simply end up displacing people. 

Students and University in battle over high rents

Bristol University is being accused of shutting out applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds, after an announcement that rents in halls will be raised from the next...

Protests while police and private security protect sale of council homes.

Continued protests whilst heavy handed policing and private security prevent disruption to public housing auction.

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