HOUSING CRISIS

Photography

Photos of Life in Paris’ Tower Blocks – Minus the Clichés

We spoke to Jean-Michel Landon, a social worker-turned-photographer, who captures life in the outskirts of Paris.
Louis Dabir
a day ago
housing

Exclusive: The Housing Associations Building Luxury Flats Over Social Homes

Many of the country's swanky, aspirational new apartments are built by charities that are supposed to provide housing for the less well off.
Andy Jones
2 days ago
Life For Rent

Life For Rent: My Mean Neighbours Are Making Up Noise Complaints About Me

In this week's rental advice column, a nasty neighbour threatens to snitch on a letter-writer for being too loud in their flat.
Vicky Spratt
8.15.19
housing

Life For Rent: How Can I Stop My Landlord From Letting Himself In?

Housing advice columnist Vicky Spratt deals with a landlord who keeps entering his tenant's flat to leave rat poison.
Vicky Spratt
8.1.19
Life For Rent

Life For Rent: Is Your Landlord Responsible for Fixing Mould in Your Flat?

Housing journalist Vicky Spratt is here to answer all your burning, rental-based questions in our new advice column Life For Rent.
Vicky Spratt
7.18.19
politics

I Watched the Neighbourhood I Grew Up in Get Gentrified

In this extract from "Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth", Malakaï Sargeant describes how gentrification destroyed Hackney.
Malakaï Sargeant
7.12.19
housing

The Reality of Living in the Back of a Van

The aspirational hashtag #vanlife has over 5.4 million posts on Instagram, but the truth looks very different.
Tom Robinson
Freya Marshall Payne
7.2.19
renting

The Most Depressing Things About Living in a House Share

As high rents force people to cohabit for longer than ever before, adulthood is now defined by waiting to shower and being shushed for having an orgasm.
Emma Garland
6.7.19
HOUSING CRISIS

These 'Beehive' Flats Might Be the Depressing Future of City Living

Landlords in Barcelona are cramming up to 30 people into a single shared flat, with each tenant living in a three-square-metre cubicle.
Alba Carreres
6.6.19
housing

A Major Canadian City Is Losing Its Most Affordable Housing

Up to a third of Parkdale, Toronto's rooming houses are at “imminent risk” of being closed, a recent report shows.
Lindsey Vodarek
4.8.19
Save Yourselves

A London Council Declared 'Climate Emergency' as It Destroyed a Wildlife Garden

Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Lewisham was a green oasis.
Simon Childs
3.18.19
HOUSING CRISIS

Hackney Council Is Demolishing an Entire Estate to Build More Luxury Housing

The redevelopment of Hackney's Colville estate is supposed to be a model of regeneration, but really it's about turning public land into private profit.
Simon Elmer
3.7.19
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