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BBC News Labour attacks sky-rocketing rent rises 21 May 2016 4073
Inside Housing Housing and Planning Act (summary) 19 May 2016 4067
Inside Housing Starter homes to eat up affordable supply 19 May 2016 4066
Guardian Tenants demonised by Housing Act - in pictures 18 May 2016 4065
Socialist Worker Can Labour councils defy new Housing Bill? 18 May 2016 4064
24dash.com Sadiq slams Boris over new housing audit 17 May 2016 4063
Guardian Will Tories crawl back on housing policy in Queen's speech? 17 May 2016 4062
Guardian Sadiq Khan outlines housing plan 16 May 2016 4060
Socialist Review Can we kill the housing bill? 13 May 2016 4059
Inside Housing Housing bill receives royal assent 12 May 2016 4058
24dash.com Housing bill set to become law 12 May 2016 4057
Guardian Why council waiting lists shrinking despite more in need of homes 12 May 2016 4056
Guardian Khan must decide who to side with: residents or developers? 07 May 2016 4054
Guardian Leading government figures see social housing as toxic 05 May 2016 4053
24dash.com Government rejects all Lords amendments 04 May 2016 4052
Guardian 'Investment opportunity' means insecurity for tenants 04 May 2016 4051
Morning Star Westminster rally opposes Housing Bill 04 May 2016 4050
24dash.com Campaigners gather to challenge housing bill 03 May 2016 4049
Guardian Wheels coming off half-baked, ideological housing bill? 03 May 2016 4048
Guardian Councils to sell up to £145 million a year to fund RTB 03 May 2016 4047
Observer Housing crisis - council homes are the answer 01 May 2016 4046
Daily Telegraph No end in sight for Generation Rent 14 April 2016 4025
24dash.com Lords deliver Right to Buy blow 14 April 2016 4026
Inside Housing Higher power 14 April 2016 4028
Inside Housing Council sell-off rules to face parliamentary scrutiny 14 April 2016 4027
Guardian Without secure housing how can vulnerable women rebuild lives? 13 April 2016 4023
Socialist Worker Protests planned as councils could sell even more homes 13 April 2016 4022
24dash.com Lords' amendments give government headache 12 April 2016 4020
Guardian House of Lords defeats some of plans for starter homes 12 April 2016 4019
Inside Housing Multiple defeats for government on starter homes 12 April 2016 4021
Guardian Hpousing bill needs changes 12 April 2016 4018
Inside Housing Government defeated in Starter Homes vote 11 April 2016 4012
Guardian Tory local government leader asks Lords to block housing reforms 11 April 2016 4011
Observer End of life-time tenancies will damage family life 10 April 2016 4010
Wordpress Housing association mega-merger abandons social rent new build 08 April 2016 4007
Inside Housing Housing bill change could increase homes sales further 08 April 2016 4009
Wordpress High value, higher value, what's in a word? 08 April 2016 4008
Guardian London mayoral candidates' housing policies 07 April 2016 4006
Morning Star Corbyn and Khan bid to resolve Tories housing crisis 06 April 2016 4005
24dash.com Bedroom tax and a Sanctuary non-room 04 April 2016 4002
Inside Housing Peers step up housing bill pressure 01 April 2016 4000
24dash.com How IDS stole my home 31 March 2016 3999
Morning Star Only public sector can ease housing crisis 31 March 2016 3998
Morning Star Rising rents force young families out of London 30 March 2016 3996
Guardian Is shared ownership a vital first step, or slippery slope? 30 March 2016 3997
Guardian If council housing is in such demand, surely private renting is broken? 25 March 2016 3995
Guardian Only 1 in 10 homes sold under RTB replaced in England 24 March 2016 3993
24dash.com 'Soaring' homelessness, but Wales bucks trend 24 March 2016 3994
Guardian The fight to claim back council housing 23 March 2016 3992
Inside Housing High income tenants exempt from rent cut 23 March 2016 3991
Inside Housing Council company could protect stock from RTB 23 March 2016 3990
Cambridge News Johnny Depp highlights sky-high house prices in Cambridge 23 March 2016 3989
Guardian Labour counts cost of housing failure 22 March 2016 3986
Guardian Nearly a third of MPs are landlords 22 March 2016 3987
Independent New DWP secretary Crabb taking his own constituents to court to make them pay Bedroom Tax 22 March 2016 3988
Guardian Tony Blair profiting from other's misery 18 March 2016 3982
Socialist Worker Thousands strong Kill the Bill demo 16 March 2016 3981
Guardian Help to Buy riddled with loopholes 15 March 2016 3980
Morning Star Thousands lead rallying cry to save homes 14 March 2016 3979
ITV News Thousands march against Housing Bill 13 March 2016 3978
Daily Mail Hundreds protest against Housing bill 13 March 2016 3977
Sky News March against all-out attack on council housing 13 March 2016 3976
Daily Mirror Tory social housing sell-off 13 March 2016 3975
Wordpress Why council housing debt should be written off 11 March 2016 3974
Morning Star Families rally against social cleansing plans 08 March 2016 3971
24dash.com Second 'powerhouse' council facing huge loss on housing revenue 08 March 2016 3973
Guardian The women leading Britain's 150 year fight for social housing 08 March 2016 3972
Morning Star Pay to Stay U-turn proves Tories are feeling the heat 07 March 2016 3970
Observer Tory climbdown over pay to stay? 06 March 2016 3969
Guardian Archive: Shoreditch slums give way to contry's first social housing 05 March 2016 3968
Guardian Typical tenant pays £40,000 rent over five years 04 March 2016 3967
Morning Star Housing bill will increase homelessness 04 March 2016 3966
ARCH newsletter Lords continue to debate housing bill 04 March 2016 3965
ARCH newsletter Nottingham tenants' letter to House of Lords 04 March 2016 3964
'Vice' channel Slow death of council housing 03 March 2016 3963
Morning Star Bedroom tax battle continues 02 March 2016 3957
24dash.com Five things learned from LHA cap climbdown 01 March 2016 3956
Guardian Social housing benefit cap deferred for a year 01 March 2016 3955
24dash.com Government slammed for £27 billion starter home raffle 29 February 2016 3953
Observer Cameron's £140 million to tear down sink estates turns out to be a loan 28 February 2016 3952
Inside Housing Councils axe build programmes after rent cut 27 February 2016 3951
Channel 4 News Just a quarter of Boris Johnson's new homes on public land 'affordable' 26 February 2016 3950
24dash.com Crisis warns of homelessness trap 25 February 2016 3948
Guardian Happy Birthday Shelter - needed more than ever 25 February 2016 3947
Guardian More renting and fewer expect to ever own a home 25 February 2016 3946
Daily Mirror Housing crisis sharp rise in numbers sleeping rough 25 February 2016 3945
Inside Housing Councils left 'in the dark' over high value asset levy 25 February 2016 3949
Inside Housing Building for Scotland 24 February 2016 3944
Guardian New social housing tenants will need to live in area 4 years 24 February 2016 3943
Guardian Tens of thousands London homes deemed long-term vacant 22 February 2016 3942
Morning Star Lords slap down Tories for rewriting 'affordables' 22 February 2016 3941
Guardian Desperate councils buying back homes 20 February 2016 3940
Guardian Young renters have it hard - worse if you're older 18 February 2016 3939
Guardian Eviction is last refuge for poor tenants 18 February 2016 3938
24dash.com 'Starter homes' unaffordable for majority of families 17 February 2016 3937
Morning Star Profiteers swoop to buy ex-council flats 16 February 2016 3934
Daily Telegraph More estate agents in London than butchers,greengrocers and fishmongers 16 February 2016 3936
Morning Star Tenants remain defianrt as homes go under hammer 16 February 2016 3935
Observer Fear and fury of tenants who say 'pay to stay' punishes them 14 February 2016 3933
Observer Pay to Stay: Council tenants' rents cover cost of homes 14 February 2016 3932
Inside Housing Councils spend £27 million RTB funds buying back houses 11 February 2016 3931
Guardian Tenant evictions reach highest level on record 11 February 2016 3930
Morning Star Tory Housing Bill threat to moderate earners 11 February 2016 3929
Guardian Righ to Buy puts 40% of ex-council homes into private rental 10 February 2016 3928
2 Central government should fund HA Right to Buy, says CLG committee 10 February 2016 3927
Daily Mirror Four times Cameron misled over housing in PMQs 10 February 2016 3926
Guardian Homelessness crisis among young people 09 February 2016 3925
Guardian Housing crisis - we must answer three questions 08 February 2016 3923
Daily Mirror Duncan Smith spends £50,000 defending bedroom tax 08 February 2016 3922
24dash.com Starter homes and shared ownership may not deliver additional homes 08 February 2016 3924
Observer 'Pay to Stay' will force families out of council homes 07 February 2016 3918
Daily Mirror George Osborne's 'tenant tax' 07 February 2016 3919
24dash.com Graduates with little hope of housing 05 February 2016 3917
Guardian Attack on social housing also attack on older people 05 February 2016 3916
24dash.com Estate regeneration to cause large loss of social housing 04 February 2016 3915
24dash.com Entire generation could be priced out of London 03 February 2016 3912
Morning Star Housing Bill will create ghettos 03 February 2016 3911
Guardian Day in court showed misery of Britain's housing policy 02 February 2016 3910
Morning Star Social Housing stitch-up 02 February 2016 3909
Morning Star Hundreds say kill Tory Housing Bill 01 February 2016 3908
Guardian Levy on luxury homes would net £86 million for social housing 30 January 2016 3902
Independent Social housing faces 'slow death' 29 January 2016 3900
Guardian Housing blew up global economy in 2008... 29 January 2016 3901
Daily Mirror Cowardly Duncan Smith ducks MPs questions on bedroom tax 28 January 2016 3897
24dash.com Opinion: What bedroom tax decisions mean 28 January 2016 3899
Daily Mirror Tories' U-turn on housing cut 28 January 2016 3898
24dash.com Lords to start 'proper scrutiny' of Housing Bill 27 January 2016 3896
Guardian Cameron will not redevelop 'sink' estates without a fight 27 January 2016 3895
Daily Mail Bedroom tax ruled 'discriminatory' 27 January 2016 3894
Daily Mirror What is the bedroom tax and why is it a problem? 27 January 2016 3893
Guardian Appeal court rules bedroom tax discriminatory in two cases 27 January 2016 3892
Daily Mirror War on social housing to be attacked by peers 26 January 2016 3886
Inside Housing 4 in 10 schemes could close under housing benefit cut 26 January 2016 3891
Guardian Is immigration causing housing crisis? 26 January 2016 3890
Guardian Last chance to restrain Housing Bill is with the Lords 26 January 2016 3889
Guardian Benefit cap on social housing will leave thousands homeless 26 January 2016 3888
Morning Star Workers hit hardest by vicious Housing Bill 26 January 2016 3887
Independent Rising rents and low wages fuel housing benefit bill 25 January 2016 3885
Observer Shelter about to turn 50 but housing still in crisis 24 January 2016 3884
Guardian Ministers want rid of social housing, former civil service chief to say 23 January 2016 3883
Daily Mail Mother facing eviction after son's suicide found hanged with letter attacking bexdroom tax nearby 23 January 2016 3882
Guardian Is Uruguay's uber-rich gated city a glimpse of our future? 21 January 2016 3881
Guardian Housing bill sounds death-knell for genuinely affordable homes 20 January 2016 3880
Guardian In filthy,dangerous accomodation, Britain's hidden homeless suffering 20 January 2016 3879
Guardian Cameron cannot blitz poverty by bulldozing estates 19 January 2016 3878
24dash.com PMQs: Debate over housing in full 14 January 2016 3876
Guardian A tale of two 'brutalist' housing estates 14 January 2016 3875
Morning Star Cameron's social cleansing of Britain 14 January 2016 3874
Daily Telegraph When did it become a human right to own your own home? 14 January 2016 3873
Daily Mirror Why Tories refused to make homes fit for human habitation 14 January 2016 3872
Guardian Corbyn attacks Cameron over half-baked sink estates plan 13 January 2016 3871
Socialist Worker Tories using housing as weapon in class war 13 January 2016 3870
Guardian Is bulldozing the answer? 12 January 2016 3868
Guardian Tory bill could cost UK nearly 200,000 council houses 12 January 2016 3867
Daily Mirror Tories killing communities 12 January 2016 3866
Inside Housing 'Lifetime' tenancies to remain for transferring tenants 12 January 2016 3869
Guardian Cameron 'Squeezed' 11 January 2016 3865
Independent Cameron's ideas for council estates as ill-informed as they are patronising 11 January 2016 3864
Observer Housing crisis hits 1960s levels 10 January 2016 3863
24dash.com Zac Goldsmith - 'London social housing percentage unusually high' 08 January 2016 3862
Guardian Tories made 'affordable housing' a meaningless term 07 January 2016 3861
Morning Star Two million families spend more than half income on housing 07 January 2016 3860
Guardian The end of council housing? 07 January 2016 3859
Guardian A STEEL-TOOTHED POVERTY TRAP - 3 tenants on misery of 'pay to stay' 06 January 2016 3858
Socialist Worker Stop all-out attack on social housing 06 January 2016 3855
Morning Star Tenants mourn end of secure tenancies 06 January 2016 3856
Guardian Government criticised for holding housing bill debate lasting until 2 am. 06 January 2016 3857
Inside Housing PM pledges 'two for one' replacement in London 05 January 2016 3854
Guardian Housing bill will do nothing for those in need iof a decent home 05 January 2016 3853
Morning Star Hundreds to protest against Housing Bill 05 January 2016 3852
Guardian Five steps to fixing UK's housing crisis in 2016 04 January 2016 3851
Morning Star Millions of families stay cold for a roof 04 January 2016 3850
Morning Star Public land sold off for starter homes 04 January 2016 3849
Wordpress Tory government housing strategy 03 January 2016 3844
Cambridge News Eight storey block of flats set for approval despite affordable housing fears 03 January 2016 3843
Guardian Revealed: housebuilders sitting on 600,000 plots of land 30 December 2015 3836
Guardian 2015 in housing - 12 months of growing crisis 29 December 2015 3835
Daily Mirror Foodbank forced to turn families away 24 December 2015 3834
Daily Mirror Rent costs to soar for half a million disabled and elderly 24 December 2015 3833
Huffington Post Corbyn unveils plans to tackle housing crisis 24 December 2015 3832
Guardian Bedroom tax stories shocking 22 December 2015 3830
Guardian Household debt rises to £40 billion 22 December 2015 3829
Morning Star Homeless households have doubled since 2010 22 December 2015 3828
Guardian UK buyers need to save 24 years to get on housing ladder 21 December 2015 3827
Inside Housing Bedroom tax tenants fail to downsize 18 December 2015 3821
Guardian UK's most unaffordable city 18 December 2015 3820
Daily Mirror Bedroom tax leaves people hungry, Duncan Smith's dept admits 18 December 2015 3819
Inside Housing 9 in 10 universal credit tenants in arrears 17 December 2015 3818
Guardian Homelss families in Bed and Breakfast hit 12 year high 17 December 2015 3817
Guardian Bedroom tax - 3 in 4 cut back on food 17 December 2015 3816
Morning Star Five years of failure 17 December 2015 3815
Independent Right to Buy extension to associations not backed by powers to force sale 15 December 2015 3798
Keep our council homes Council rent cut - suspend payment of debt 15 December 2015 3797
Morning Star March for homes to take on Tory attack 14 December 2015 3796
Observer Are you a council tenant? Then you must be punished. 13 December 2015 3795
Inside Housing Splash down - 'Starter Homes' 12 December 2015 3792
Guardian Slump in new public housing 12 December 2015 3791
Morning Star Flat on ex-council estate going for £500K 12 December 2015 3790
Guardian End of life tenancies a costly mistake 11 December 2015 3789
Inside Housing Housing's 'new dawn' 10 December 2015 3788
Guardian East Anglia overtakes London house price growth 10 December 2015 3787
Guardian Council tenants lose 'lifetime' right to live in property 10 December 2015 3786
Guardian The dream of social housing is being chiselled away 10 December 2015 3785
Morning Star Bedroom tax robs families of £572 a year 09 December 2015 3784
Guardian Right to buy - a history 08 December 2015 3783
Guardian There's no place like home 08 December 2015 3782
The Cambridge Commons The struggle for social housing 06 December 2015 3781
Inside Housing Labour attempts to water down Pay to Stay 03 December 2015 3780
Guardian Property-owning drive criticised by housing expert 02 December 2015 3779
Guardian Number of 'affordable' homes jumps - but decline for social rent 02 December 2015 3778
Wordpress Let them live in garages 01 December 2015 3777
Wordpress Swindon's housing action campaign 01 December 2015 3776
Guardian I'm a tenant, but I won't shut up 01 December 2015 3775
Guardian London public land sell-off will create 'Paris ghettos' 01 December 2015 3774
Guardian Lambeth wanted to demolish our homes 30 November 2015 3773
Cambridge News Shocking number of second homes in Cambridge 30 November 2015 3772
Guardian Osborne slipped social housing obituary into Autumn statement 28 November 2015 3771
Inside Housing 10 year rule for RTB pilot 26 November 2015 3769
Inside Housing Concern over social tenant HB cap 26 November 2015 3770
Inside Housing Flexible tenure plan could halt repossession crisis 9 February 2007
Inside Housing Plea for Europe’s billions 9 February 2007
Inside Housing Social home building halves in seven years 9 February 2007
London Survey highlights concerns over affordable housing 7 February 2007
BBC No place like home... 4 February 2007
Inside Housing Brown to be quizzed on poverty targets shortfall 1 February 2007
Inside Housing Council’s homelessness policy illegal 1 February 2007
Inside Housing Repossessions soar by 65 per cent in a single year 1 February 2007
Inside Housing Homeless pushed into private rented sector 1 February 2007
Inside Housing Flotation considered by many of sector’s big hitters 26 January 2007
Inside Housing Cornwall fails to consult tenants on takeover plan 26 January 2007
Guardian Housing that will make you feel good 17 January 2007
BBC Council extends home buying curbs 15 January 2007
Guardian Social housing flotations rejected 15 January 2007
Inside Housing Associations told: you’re not listening to tenants 12 January 2007
Inside Housing Blair's bequest 12 January 2007
Inside Housing One third of employers ditch final salary pensions 12 January 2007
Inside Housing Associations eager to seize investment opportunity 12 January 2007
Inside Housing Pinnacle’s profits climb by more than 50 per cent 5 January 2007
Inside Housing Finance corporation to offer loans at bargain price 5 January 2007
Inside Housing Transfer plans push councillor to switch sides 5 January 2007
Inside Housing Second thoughts 5 January 2007
Inside Housing Structural imbalance 15 December 2006
Inside Housing Great expectations (Scottish transfers) 14 December 2006
Inside Housing Federation cries foul over anti-stock transfer advert 14 December 2006
Inside Housing Leading ALMOs forced to make cuts 8 December 2006
BBC Tenants fight ALMO 2 December 2006
The Press Exposed: £554K spent on vote 2 December 2006
Inside Housing Fourth negative ballot puts transfer policy in spotlight 23 November 2006
Inside Housing Duo could form biggest UK provider 23 November 2006
Inside Housing Complacency must not hold back estate progress 23 November 2006
Inside Housing Rouse: cuts mean more associations will go under 23 November 2006
BBC Tenants reject housing transfer 22 November 2006
BBC Many council estates 'improving' 21 November 2006
Salisbury Journal Volunteers battle to save council houses 11 November 2006
Guardian The tenants' rebellion 11 November 2006
Inside Housing End of the line for Scottish transfer 9 November 2006
BBC Scotland: Housing policy collapse? 1 November 2006
Inside Housing ‘Financial backsliding’ could deny tenants a decent home 27 October 2006
Inside Housing Profitable rent hikes in the pipeline as inflation peaks 27 October 2006
Public Finanace Decent homes delay angers Almos 27 October 2006
Inside Housing Council pushed regulator to lower own ALMO’s rating 27 October 2006
Glasgow Herald Homes transfer will cost £500m 26 October 2006
Inside Housing Scottish Executive rapped as tenants scupper transfers 20 October 2006
Inside Housing Record number of stock transfers to be put on hold 20 October 2006
Inside Housing Whitehall warns: extend 2010 spending deadline or final funding round blocked 20 October 2006
Inside Housing Corporation contemplates scrutiny powers for councils 20 October 2006
Inside Housing Livingstone seeks bigger say on landlords’ budgets 20 October 2006
Inside Housing High earners in affordable homes dispute 20 October 2006
Inside Housing Changing the guard 20 October 2006
Inside Housing Pensions doubt stalls proposed Wales merger 20 October 2006
Scunthorpe Telegraph Soaring salaries for senior housing staff 15 October 2006
BBC Key worker housing 'mis-sold' 15 October 2006
BBC Pensioner Homes Threatened 12 October 2006
Public Finanace Labour promises fresh look at fourth option 6 October 2006
Inside Housing Decent deadline stretched 6 October 2006
Inside Housing Tower Hamlets’ agenda of choice stopped in its tracks 6 October 2006
Inside Housing Tories vow to let providers off the regulatory leash 6 October 2006
Guardian First homes out of reach of majority of recent graduates 6 October 2006
Socialist Worker Tower Hamlets tenants’ victory over housing privatisation 6 October 2006
Inside Housing Brown's grand ambition 29 September 2006
24dash.com Tower Hamlets residents say 'no' to stock transfer 29 September 2006
Inside Housing Cooper wades into tenancy for life debate 29 September 2006
Inside Housing Anger at one day’s notice for Tower Hamlets ballot 29 September 2006
Inside Housing Labour conference hears critics of ownership drive 29 September 2006
Socialist Worker Labour Party conference delegates vote for council housing - for third time 27 September 2006
24dash.com Labour leadership suffers conference defeat over council housing 27 September 2006
Guardian Labour leadership defeated over housing 27 September 2006
Socialist Worker Tenants’ ‘independent’ adviser accused of backing privatisers 27 September 2006
Local London Housing company holds closure plan 27 September 2006
Guardian Home improvement plan is unaffordable, says Kelly 26 September 2006
Public Finanace RSL tenants ‘want more choice’ 22 September 2006
Guardian Concern raised over housing's fat cats 20 September 2006
News Shopper We won’t be moved 20 September 2006
24dash.com 'Rent rise scandal in Brighton' 18 September 2006
Salisbury Journal Tenants' adviser issues apology over VAT bills 15 September 2006
Inside Housing Money box bonuses 15 September 2006
Inside Housing ‘Fourth option’ debate to ignite Labour conference 15 September 2006
Public Finance Comment – Confused? You will be, by John Perry 15 September 2006
Inside Housing ‘No justice’ in salary hikes 15 September 2006
Inside Housing Kelly’s review throws up challenge to tenancy for life 15 September 2006
Guardian Unlimited Kelly reneges on social housing promise 6 September 2006
Guardian The home ownership horse looks set to run and run 23 August 2006
Inside Housing Right to buy sales figures hit rock bottom 18 August 2006
Inside Housing Police launch lettings fraud probe at GHA 18 August 2006
Inside Housing ALMOs could revolutionise service delivery 18 August 2006
Inside Housing Two years to spend £1.5 billion 18 August 2006
Inside Housing Freedoms in return for cash 11 August 2006
Inside Housing Motion to derail Labour’s housing policy unveiled 11 August 2006
Inside Housing Nottingham City Homes’ £73m shortfall 11 August 2006
Inside Housing Parties join to oppose council’s last ditch ALMO bid 11 August 2006
Inside Housing ALMOs to weigh up value of pushing work past 2010 11 August 2006
The Times The cracked road to rack and ruin 28 July 2006
24dash.com First-time buyers face '£5,000 deposit shortfall' 21 July 2006
Daily Mail Home improvements 'will save NHS millions' 20 July 2006
Guardian Housing affordability could hit 15-year low 19 July 2006
24dash.com Rising interest rates 'to hit home buyers' 19 July 2006
24dash.com London property gap 'at its widest' 18 July 2006
Guardian House prices to soar 50% within six years 17 July 2006
24dash.com New surge in UK house prices 17 July 2006
Inside Housing Sector debt likely to rocket by 2010 14 July 2006
Inside Housing English Churches group drops job cuts bombshell 14 July 2006
Inside Housing London mayor handed housing powers 13 July 2006
Inside Housing MPs strike out at lack of progress on ‘fourth option’ 7 July 2006
Public Finance Private firm applies to become RSL 7 July 2006
Inside Housing Ballot on hold as Liverpool awaits funding 7 July 2006
Inside Housing No vote council’s rents set to rocket 7 July 2006
Inside Housing Retaining councils told to push for cash choices 30 June 2006
Inside Housing Opt out pilot landlords must prove case by March 30 June 2006
Mirror Homes Crisis: Price of poverty 1 rent rises fund other areas 22 June 2006
24dash.com Health and education 'will suffer without better housing' 21 June 2006
Guardian Battle of the boundary 21 June 2006
24dash.com Homelessness charity Shelter hails MPs housing report 20 June 2006
24dash.com Kelly announces 'independent assessment' of social housing 20 June 2006
Inside Housing Housing Corporation: take tenants’ voices seriously 16 June 2006
Inside Housing Riverside to rescue ECHG 16 June 2006
Inside Housing Welsh landlords face battle to meet housing standard 16 June 2006
Inside Housing Dykes steps into breach at Three Valleys 16 June 2006
Inside Housing Camden quick to bid for revenue account opt out 16 June 2006
Inside Housing Kelly ushers in new era 9 June 2006
Inside Housing Life beyond decent homes lies in hands of tenants 9 June 2006
Inside Housing Tower Hamlets puts foot down on late transfer 9 June 2006
Guardian Government drops council house repair deadline 7 June 2006
Public Finance Still no fourth option? 2 June 2006
Inside Housing ALMOs warn of service cuts if revenue slumps 2 June 2006
Inside Housing Contract concerns threaten sales of subsidised homes 2 June 2006
Guardian MPs out of touch on housing concerns 24 May 2006
Inside Housing Mutual transfer storm brewing 26 May 2006
Inside Housing Housing proves decisive in upheaval at local elections 12 May 2006
Inside Housing Fourth option’ working party stalls at starting block 12 May 2006
Inside Housing Resurrected fund to plug transfer gap left dormant 12 May 2006
Inside Housing Associations’ costs rocket due to ‘complexity’ of task 5 May 2006
BBC Politics Show Housing boom 21 April 2006
Birmingham Mail Tenants vote against housing switch 21 April 2006
Public Finance Councils meeting housing target set up lobby body 21 April 2006
Inside Housing Probe into why councillors left ALMO board 21 April 2006
Public Finance Housing finance faces cracks in its foundations 21 April 2006
Inside Housing Councils join forces to lobby for fourth option 14 April 2006
BBC Council housing staff suspended 13 April 2006
Inside Housing Sell-offs enter talks agenda 7 April 2006
Inside Housing Too many tenants on board places governance at risk 7 April 2006
Inside Housing Housing a hot topic in run up to local elections 7 April 2006
Inside Housing Right to buy cash banked 7 April 2006
Scunthorpe Telegraph 'Guilty' of taking letterbox leaflets 25 March 2006
Inside Housing Social tenants say ownership is not for them 24 March 2006
Inside Housing Consortium on course despite REITs set back 24 March 2006
Public Finance Councils ‘lose out’ on rents 24 March 2006
Inside Housing Watchdog questions value of Scottish stock transfers 24 March 2006
Inside Housing Decent homes benchmark set to take community turn 24 March 2006
Inside Housing Landlords warned against selling homes to boost profit 17 March 2006
Inside Housing No to Selby transfer as Lincolnshire ballot hots up 16 March 2006
Nottingham Evening Post 'Fast lane to front of queue' 13 March 2006
Inside Housing Two year old association placed under supervision 10 March 2006
Inside Housing Shoreline housing association seeks to shed staff 10 March 2006
24Dash.com Housing tenants vote to stay with council 10 March 2006
Inside Housing Italian ruling puts ALMOs’ future freedoms at risk 10 March 2006
Inside Housing Brand manager to champion housing associations’ cause 10 March 2006
Inside Housing Executive publicly rules out full second stage transfer 10 March 2006
Borehamwood & Elstree Times Housing merger survey worries 9 March 2006
Scunthorpe Telegraph Claim: Leaflets taken from doors 9 March 2006
Inside Housing £165m out of reach as NCH gets single star 3 March 2006
Public Finance Include us in housing finance reform, say councils 3 March 2006
Inside Housing Activists plan raft of legal challenges to stock choices 3 March 2006
Inside Housing £350m hole scuppers transfers 3 March 2006
BBC Tenants vote for council landlord 25 February 2006
Inside Housing An unhealthy balance 24 February 2006
BBC Housing body raises budget fears 24 February 2006
Inside Housing ODPM delays sign off due to fear of legal threat 24 February 2006
Inside Housing Programme delays leave round six ALMOs in limbo 24 February 2006
BBC Families step up fight over homes 22 February 2006
BBC Scheme builds new council houses 22 February 2006
Guardian Record numbers waiting for housing 21 February 2006
24Dash.com Council housing crisis soars 21 February 2006
BBC Politics Show Housing stock 19 February 2006
BBC Housing the UK's rising population 17 February 2006
Inside Housing Fourth option fighters claim victory 16 February 2006
Public Finance Councils lobby to keep homes 16 February 2006
Surrey Mirror Parliament lobbied in homes sell off row 16 February 2006
Inside Housing Brixen case puts ALMOs on red alert over contracts 16 February 2006
Guardian Government signals new council housing policy 13 February 2006
Liverpool Daily Post A bitter war of words in homes vote battle 13 February 2006
Edinburgh News Chisholm hints at rent debt cut 11 February 2006
Inside Housing Ruling endangers 2010 goal 10 February 2006
Inside Housing Residents sent ballot papers in posting error 10 February 2006
Guardian Poor people, poor homes 8 Feb 2006
Daily Mirror Councils were safe as houses 8 Feb 2006
BBC Council house anger 3 Feb 2006
Indymedia UK Tenant activist kicked off Waverley Tenants Panel 30 January 2006
Inside Housing ALMOs in the dark as news on cash freedoms stalls 27 January 2006
Inside Housing ALMO set to miss two stars and funding chance 27 January 2006
Daily Telegraph 'Bullying' Prescott accused of hitting the poor 26 January 2006
Macclesfield Express Labour leader sacked from council housing sell-off panel after exposing £22m ‘loss’ 25 January 2006
Shields Gazette Keeping House 24 January 2006
Liverpool Echo MP seeking vote probe 16 January 2006
Leeds Evening Post Homes management scheme in debt crisis 10 January 2006
Inside Housing Topping the charts 6 January 2006
Inside Housing ALMOs play for extra time to meet decent homes goal 6 January 2006
Guardian Politics of the housing vote 5 January 2006
Guardian Battle for council housing 4 January 2006
Guardian Listen to the residents 3 January 2006
Guardian Council delays tenants' vote on controversial housing transfer 3 January 2006
BBC Union demands housing assurances 3 January 2006
Scunthorpe Telegraph Goverment to Buckle? 22 December 2005
Inside Housing Hard fought Sefton transfer battle ends with a yes 16 December 2005
BBC Residents reject housing transfer 15 December 2005
Guardian Edinburgh council tenants reject homes transfer 15 December 2005
Guardian Tenants vote for transfer after acrimonious campaign 14 December 2005
Guardian Council workers walk out in support of 'victimised' colleague 13 December 2005
Guardian Second tenant 'no' vote blocks home repairs 12 December 2005
Guardian Council delays controversial vote on homes 7 December 2005
Inside Housing Thrifty spending revealed as Labour fails to inject cash 1 December 2005
Inside Housing Tests show freedom for ALMOs comes at a price 1 December 2005
Joseph Rowntree Treasury's housing windfalls 'should be used to tackle growing homes crisis' 1 December 2005
Guardian Call for 60,000 extra social rented homes 30 November 2005
Guardian Strike at Tower Hamlets after campaigner loses job 28 November 2005
Edinburgh Evening News MP slams 'privatisation' plans for Capital's council housing stock 15 November 2005
Daily Telegraph Why the family home is starting to fill up again 15 November 2005
Sunday Mirror Waiting for a council housing... 1.5 million families 13 November 2005
Sunday Mirror Voice of the Sunday Mirror: End Homes Crisis Now, Mr Prescott 13 November 2005
Observer Council house queue grows to 1.5m families 13 November 2005
Inside Housing Tenants fear rent increases will lead to new ghettos 10 November 2005
Inside Housing GHA faces legal action after taking direct control of LHOs 10 November 2005
Inside Housing ‘Mega association’ on the cards as UK tries to keep up 10 November 2005
Inside Housing Board member suspended at Nottingham ALMO 10 November 2005
Guardian Government attacked over rent rises 9 November 2005
Guardian Council faces more strikes over sacked activists 7 November 2005
Inside Housing Ownership drive could threaten welfare state 4 November 2005
Inside Housing Tax-free surpluses ruling offers arm’s-length savings 4 November 2005
Inside Housing GHA regains control but promises transfer still on 4 November 2005
Inside Housing ALMOs on building path 4 November 2005
Inside Housing ALMOs join forces to build profits and provide services 31 October 2005
Inside Housing In safe hands 28 October 2005
Public Finance Almo board members to receive pay 28 October 2005
Inside Housing Miliband’s confusing role queried by MPs’ committee 28 October 2005
Inside Housing GHA’s transfer plans on rocky road 27 October 2005
Guardian Charity accused of betraying roots by selling homes 26 October 2005
Guardian 500,000 households live in cramped conditions says Shelter 24 October 2005
Inside Housing Local authorities look to end arm’s-length control 21 October 2005
Inside Housing Under performing ALMOs face axe from programme 21 October 2005
Guardian The verbal smokescreen that hides dangerous government 14 October 2005
Public Finance Not over ‘til it’s over 14 October 2005
Guardian Excessive social housing blights communities, minister says 13 October 2005
Guardian Warning over affordable homes shortage 11 October 2005
Guardian Defying sense 6 October 2005
Inside Housing Fourth option protesters vow to corner Miliband 6 October 2005
Guardian These paranoid myth-makers are cheating council tenants 5 October 2005
Inside Housing Welsh councils appeal for new options on quality 5 October 2005
Daily Mirror Labour at Brighton: Unity Unity Unity 30 September 2005
Guardian Rebuff for ministers on council homes funding 30 September 2005
BBC Labour leaders lose housing vote 29 September 2005
Guardian Labour told to invest more in council homes 29 September 2005
Inside Housing Conference debate delivers blow to ministers 29 September 2005
Inside Housing Look after your tenants, chief urges 29 September 2005
Guardian The scandal of the Aylesbury estate 28 September 2005
Inside Housing The people’s programme 16 September 2005
Inside Housing Vote buying probe launched 3 September 2005
Inside Housing Slice of life (home ownership) 3 September 2005
Shelter New Shelter research explodes home ownership myth 20 August 2005
Public Finance RSL sues council over the value of transferred homes 20 August 2005
Inside Housing Appraisals fuel doubts over decent homes target 5 August 2005
Sunderland Echo Behind closed doors 3 August 2005
BBC Action Network Tenants Halt Council House Transfers 28 July 2005
Daily Mirror Lock Out: 30% Only of first-time buyers can afford home 26 July 2005
Guardian Film shows failure of PFI scheme 26 July 2005
Guardian Ministers stall rent reforms 22 July 2005
Daily Mirror BLAIR HOME SALES SNUB 21 July 2005
Guardian Blair defeated in battle of the Almo 21 July 2005
Sunderland Echo SHG accused of being economical with truth 20 July 2005
Guardian PM's constituents reject housing transfer 20 July 2005
Inside Housing Mergers pressed to prove efficiency 20 July 2005
Guardian Anger over council housing 'dirty tricks' 30 June 2005
Guardian Our very own Enron 28 June 2005
BBC News Row over council house transfers 20 June 2005
Northern Echo Council is accused of dirty tricks over tenants ballot 24 June 2005
Sunderland Echo Housing group paid for independent probe 23 June 2005
Inside Housing Council funding regime condemned as ‘perverse’ 20 June 2005
Inside Housing Refurbishment PFI must stop 20 June 2005
The Mirror HOMES CRISIS PRICE OF POVERTY 1 Rent rises fund other areas 22 June 2005
Guardian Councils 'will miss targets to mend houses' 22 June 2005
Northern Echo North's council tenants help fund London housing bill 22 June 2005
Guardian Government admits problems with PFI home repairs 22 June 2005
Inside Housing Whitehall nervous over ALMO borrowing freedom 17 June 2005
Guardian Public housing door opens to private developers 9 June 2005
Guardian No democracy in property 4 June 2005
Guardian Quango leak undermines home owning push 2 June 2005
Guardian Your chance of a home ... area by area 28 May 2005
Guardian One in five transfer landlords needs supervision 25 May 2005
Inside Housing Reforms spark arrears fears 20 May 2005
Inside Housing Efficiency gains ‘can keep tax down’ 20 May 2005
Inside Housing Review on hold after survey ‘errors’ 20 May 2005
Guardian A radical lesson for Blair 18 May 2005
Guardian Government to replace housing benefit 17 May 2005
Guardian Row erupts over council sell-off 18 May 2005
Guardian There may be trouble ahead... 12 May 2005
Guardian Talks aim to create joint biggest housing association 9 May 2005
Inside Housing ALMOs look to axe council contracts 5 May 2005
Inside Housing Residents turn backs on Labour over demolition 29 April 2005
Housing Today Homeless kept out of stock transfer homes 29 April 2005
Inside Housing Stock transfer chiefs fuel vote debate 29 April 2005
Inside Housing ALMOs on brink of freedom 22 April 2005
BBC Politics Show SE It sounds too good to be true 20 March 2005
Sunderland Echo Terry and Mary's last stand 18 March 2005
Guardian Government told to invest more in homes 17 March 2005
Guardian Letters - campaigning for the best deal 17 March 2005
Guardian Letters - myths about housing stock transfers 16 March 2005
Guardian Minister admits defeat on pledge 16 March 2005
Sunderland Echo 6,200 Homes gone - just 93 built 15 March 2005
Guardian Sold for the sake of it 15 March 2005
Inside Housing Decent homes task force faces axe 11 March 2005
Inside Housing Performance now no bar to release of gap funding 11 March 2005
Guardian Limited choice 3 March 2005
Guardian Plug pulled on flagship homes deal 24 February 2005
Guardian Lib Dems make housing pledge 24 February 2005
Guardian Selling off democracy 23 February 2005
Guardian I know what I'd do 18 February 2005
East London Advertiser Housing choice: Council chief gets a grilling 17 February 2005
The Journal Heavyweight plan to halt rebellion 11 February 2005
Inside Housing Bids leave no comfort zone 11 February 2005
Housing Today You’ll need a better excuse than that 11 February 2005
Housing Today Welsh council could borrow money to upgrade stock 11 February 2005
Inside Housing Blair ordered rent rise halt 3 December 2004
Guardian Homes votes 'like Ukrainian elections' 25 November 2004
Inside Housing Tough line on transfer 19 November 2004
Guardian Prescott defeated on council housing vote 4 November 2004
Inside Housing Tenants’ choice ‘hardly a choice at all’ 4 November 2004
Daily Mirror IS MR BLAIR GIVING UP ON COUNCIL HOUSING? 3 November 2004
Guardian Dobson attacks government homes policy 1 November 2004
Campaign Group News Listen to conference - stop stock transfers 1 November 2004
Inside Housing Government attacked on choice agenda 29 October 2004
Guardian Tenants 'blackmailed' into housing transfers 29 October 2004
Tribune Don't renege on level playing field 27 October 2004
Guardian Government accused of homes transfer 'sham' 19 October 2004
Housing Today Councils voice confusion over fourth funding option muddle 8 October 2004
London Housing Should councils have to transfer their housing to an ALMO? 4 October 2004
Public Finance Timing scuppers fourth housing option deal 1 October 2004
Guardian A level paying field 28 September 2004
Guardian Ministers in talks on future of homes policy 28 September 2004
Guardian Prescott seeks to avert conference housing row 22 September 2004
Inside Housing ALMO ownership by 2006 3 September 2004
Guardian Council housing transfer plans 'betray' tenants 3 September 2004
Guardian Prescott faces rebellion over council homes 26 July 2004
Guardian Give council tenants a real choice 5 July 2004
Guardian Let us decide 29 June 2004
Guardian MPs demand choice for council tenants 25 June 2004
Guardian Minister stands by decent homes pledge 17 June 2004
Guardian What matters is what works 16 June 2004
Guardian Government reneges on housing pledge 10 June 2004
Guardian Tenants reject homes transfer for second time 19 May 2004
Guardian MPs attack 'dogmatic' housing policy 7 May 2004
Guardian Prescott revives sink estate sales 5 May 2004
Guardian Tenants 'marginalised' on housing boards 15 April 2004
Austin's Weblog STOP THE COUNCIL HOUSE PRIVATISATION FARCE 12 Feb 2004
Guardian Dobson attacks council homes policy 11 Feb 2004
Guardian Comment No choice 2 Feb 2004
Inside Housing Transfer literature ‘was biased’ 30 Jan 2004
Guardian Comment "When is a promise not a promise?" 28 Jan 2004
Guardian Minister refuses to back down over unpopular transfer policy 28 Jan 2004
Inside Housing Hill offers hope to councils 16 Jan 2004
Guardian When tenants say no 16 Jan 2004
Guardian Effectiveness of Housing Corporation 16 January 2003
Guardian Housing transfers: the issue explained 13 January 2004
Guardian Camden tenants call government's bluff 13 Jan 2004
Guardian Council home defenders urge ministerial rethink 12 Jan 2004
Guardian 'Shockwaves' as tenants veto housing management switch 9 Jan 2004
Guardian Court rejects move to halt council house switch 9 Jan 2004
Housing Today Camden loses ALMO vote 9 Jan 2004
Inside Housing Camden ALMO plans in tatters after ballot 9 Jan 2004
London Housing When the Minister met tenants December 2003
Inside Housing Investigation promised as ballot is branded ‘insult to democracy’ 5 December 2003
Inside Housing Hill faces tough questions 2 December 2003
Inside Housing Authority to embark on pioneering ALMO transfer 4 December 2003
Inside Housing Authority to embark on pioneering ALMO transfer 30 May 2003
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