I’m uncomfortable with the number of family homes converted to Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs), it’s a big issue in my constituency. It significantly alters the character of an area and deprives young families of starter homes. I was reflecting on this last week when I read the Birmingham Mail story about the drug gangContinue reading Case Raises questions over hmo’s
Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) has expressed outrage at figures released today which show an estimated 726 homeless people died in 2018, a 22% rise on the previous year. In the Commons he told the new Housing Minister, Luke Hall (Con. Thornbury and Yate) to end the ludicrous Housing Association ‘Right to Buy’ Lottery Project which has already cost over £10M and resulted in only 180 transactions across both East and West Midlands and divert the money to an emergency aid programme. Steve McCabe called on the minister to admit the scheme was a daft idea and a waste of public money and to commit the remaining £190M to an emergency budget to prevent the spectacle of more vulnerable people freezing to death on the streets this winter.
See Steve’s question to the Minister here
During Housing and Local Government Questions, Steve McCabe MP accused the Government of being in complete denial about the housing and homelessness crisis in Birmingham. Watch Steve’s question to the Housing Minister today about the Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot
Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) has joined MPs, Councillors and Trade Union representatives from across the West Midlands, along with Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, calling for an end to the Government’s disastrous austerity policy which has seen Birmingham City Council lose around 50% of its budget.
Steve McCabe (Birmingham Selly Oak) has said he is disappointed that Aldi won’t be honouring their affordable housing commitment but accepts after almost 10 years this is probably the only way the flats will be developed.
Steve McCabe MP was perplexed to hear from the Planning Department they will not take enforcement in some cases on unauthorised buildings as they probably would have approved the application anyway.
Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe has dismissed the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as little more than a sticking plaster designed to cover up previous government blunders on the economy.
Local MP Steve McCabe is encouraging his constituents to go online and have their say on proposals to introduce additional licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).