New garden villages, settlements of between 1,500 and 10,000 homes, are due to be built in four locations across the region.
The Department for Communities & Local Government has allocated £5m to councils across the country to tackle rogue landlords, with eight local authorities in the North West receiving a share.
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling was among the senior figures calling for a radical policy shift in housing at the RESI conference, held this week at Celtic Manor.
New figures highlighted by the charity reveal that 536 families in the North West are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, a 22% rise on the same time last year. Shelter warned that the combination of welfare cuts and...