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Kent Housing Group First Full Members Meeting of 2018

  Kent Housing Group met on Monday 5th February in Ashford for the first full membership meeting of 2018.  Following a warm welcome from the Chair, Sarah Robson the group worked through a packed and informative agenda. A summary of the meeting is available to view: Kent Housing Group first full members meeting of 2018 […]

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CLG Select Committee calls for National Strategy for Older People’s Housing

CLG Committee calls for national strategy for older people’s housing A national strategy for older people’s housing is needed to bring together and improve policy in this area, the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has concluded. The CLG Committee’s report on Housing for Older People recommends that the wider availability of housing advice and […]

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The Kent Housing Group Affordability Protocol Finalised

The Kent Housing Group has developed an Affordability Protocol, a document developed to provide guidance of how to manage the impact of welfare and other Government reforms that have led to the use of affordability assessment tools when considering letting of social housing.  The document is designed to ensure the most suitable outcome for the […]

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KHG & JPPB Excellence Awards 2018

KHG and JPPB colleagues have commenced work on the categories and application process for the 2018 Excellence Awards, so keep a beady eye out for how to apply and the deadlines!  The Awards Ceremony will take place on 19th September 2018 and will be hosted at the Hilton Hotel in Maidstone.

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New Housing Minister Announced

Dominic Raab has been appointed as the new Housing Minister today, he is the 16th Housing Minister in the last 20  years.  The new Housing Minister will work alongside the re-appointed Secretary of State, Sajid Javid and their department has been renamed the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.  

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Final Few Days to Book – Kent Regional Forum Meeting – 22nd Feb

The Kent Regional Forum Meeting taking place on 22nd February in Ashford is filling up fast, please ensure that you book your place by close of day on Friday 12th January. This is a session hosted by the Housing Forum and Kent Housing Group, providing opportunity to hear from a range of speakers presenting and discussing how […]

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New for 2018 – The KHG Communications Group

New for 2018. The Communications Group.  Alliance of Kent affordable housing communications professionals. Sharing campaigns, research and aiming for consistent housing messages county-wide.  If you work in a housing or local authority communications team, we’d love to hear from you – get in touch to find out more. KHGComms@mhs.org.uk or tweet @KentHsgGroup   

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