Jess McCabe

I am a journalist and these are some of the stories I've been working on lately

Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Times follow up

A couple of weeks ago, my story on how many homes that housing associations are building was followed up on the front page of The Times: The Times viewed my data as evidence that overpaid housing associations are not building enough. Our own front page splash took the exact opposite angle (see above). My story in full, as it appeared…

The development rollercoaster (Inside Housing)

It was all going so well. Last June, we published with extra fanfare our league table ranking the housing associations which are developing the most homes:Inside Housing’s Top 50 Biggest Builders. “If we were a [for-profit] business we would stop developing.” Brendan Sarsfield, chief executive, Family Mosaic We applauded as the number of homes built rose by 53% to just…