March 20, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Gove Threatens to Defund Failing Housing Associations in Wake of 2-Year-Old’s Death

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities, Michael Gove, has threatened to cut off the funding to failing housing associations in the wake of the death of Awaab Ishak.
Awaab, who was 2 years old, died in December 2020 and at an inquest last week a coroner ruled that his death had been as a direct result of prolonged exposure to damp and mould in the family’s home in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
Gove held talks on Thursday with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH), the housing association which owned the flat where Awaab died.
He has blocked £1 million ($1.2 million) in funding that RBH was due to receive to build new homes….
Source: The Epoch Times