Tag "Housing"

282 States houses have room spare

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ONE in six of Guernsey’s social housing properties is now under-occupied, new figures reveal, sparking fresh questions over the lack of new homes to ‘downsize’ into and the true extent of the housing crisis.

CI housing issues discussed

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A DEPOSIT loan scheme to help first-time buyers was one of the ideas discussed by the Guernsey and Jersey housing departments at a special joint meeting.

Housing warns over end to rent rebates

Social housing tenant Glenn Bradshaw said his wife was concerned about plans to scrap rent rebates, but he did not want to panic before more details emerged. (Picture by Paul Ainsworth, 1345581)

ABOLISHING rent rebates will leave hundreds of social housing tenants worse off and the alternative benefit rates are insufficient, the Housing Department has warned.

Housing standards are an issue

THE States needs to consider standards for accommodation and to enforce them much more than it has done in the past, the chief minister said yesterday.