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Inside Housing Have Conservatives built twice as much council housing as Labour? 26 April 2017 4437
Guardian Housing associations...have lost their way 24 April 2017 4436
24dash.com 10 reasons why Housing won't survive another tory government 21 April 2017 4435
Guardian Sex for rent? Logical extension of housing market 21 April 2017 4434
Guardian If you don't feel rich on £70K it's because of broken housing system 21 April 2017 4433
Morning Star Tories oversee mass council homes sale 21 April 2017 4432
24dash.com Sociall housing sector increasingly commercialised 20 April 2017 4431
Morning Star Worries over crisis leaving 1 in 5 with mental ill health 20 April 2017 4430
24dash.com Labour ahead of Conservatives in housing polls 19 April 2017 4429
Guardian Urban regeneration - tragedy for council tenants 19 April 2017 4428
24dash.com Decrease in Welsh social housing for rent 18 April 2017 4424
Inside Housing Winning election may prove easier than fixing housing 18 April 2017 4425
Guardian London councils trying to force homeless families outside capital 15 April 2017 4418
Guardian Forget the property ladder 15 April 2017 4417
Guardian MPs call for sweeping changes to housing association regulation 12 April 2017 4416
Guardian Housing associations face storm of complaints over new build homes 11 April 2017 4415
Guardian Tories failing the poorest through benefit cuts - by choice 07 April 2017 4414
Morning Star Labour seeks solution to housing crisis 07 April 2017 4413
Guardian Homeless forced to wave goodbye to support network 06 April 2017 4412
Guardian Benefit cut will make youngsters homeless 06 April 2017 4411
Inside Housing Up to 11,000 affected by under-21 benefit cap by 2021 05 April 2017 4410
24dash.com Government rejects CLG recommendation on Right to Buy 05 April 2017 4409
Guardian Leasehold nightmare 05 April 2017 4408
Guardian Cambridge homes in latin graffiti protest in protest at rising prices 04 April 2017 4407
ARCH newsletter ARCH opens discussions with DCLG on 'bespoke' deals 03 April 2017 4406
Guardian It's a housing class war 31 March 2017 4405
Guardian Landlord investigated over disgusting remark about 'coloured' people 29 March 2017 4404
Socialist Worker Labour council pays consultants £80,000 a year to push Haringey demolitions 29 March 2017 4403
24dash.com Scotland to help 18 to 21 year olds with housing costs 27 March 2017 4402
Inside Housing RTB extension pilot could damage supply in West Midlands 23 March 2017 4401
Guardian Brexitland: People can't find homes 23 March 2017 4400
Inside Housing Nearly two thirds of councils struggling to find tenancies for homeless 22 March 2017 4399
Socialist Worker Claimants strike blow against bedroom tax 22 March 2017 4398
Keep our council homes Withdraw compulsory affordability assessment 21 March 2017 4397
Keep our council homes House price to earnings ratios continue to rise 21 March 2017 4396
Inside Housing West Midlands strong contender for RTB pilot 20 March 2017 4395
24dash.com London councillor resigns over house prices 20 March 2017 4394
Guardian Hopes and pitfalls of council business deals 13 March 2017 4392
Morning Star Rent rises, low pay - millions 'living on brink' 13 March 2017 4391
Inside Housing Welsh government launches Right to Buy ban bill 13 March 2017 4393
Cambridge News £70 million to build new council homes and ease Cambridge's housing crisis 08 March 2017 4390
Keep our council homes Housing Minister retreats on RTB sales 07 March 2017 4388
Keep our council homes Underfunding of council housing - impact on Bristol 06 March 2017 4387
Observer Housing benefit freeze leaves families facing rent rise or eviction, Shelter warns 05 March 2017 4386
Sunday Mirror Shameful cuts to housing benefit will put young people on the streets 05 March 2017 4385
Daily Mirror Tory govt slips out plans to stop housing benefit for out-of-work teenagers 05 March 2017 4384
Inside Housing Govt has thinking to do when it comes to council housing 04 March 2017 4383
Guardian UN report lays bare the waste of treating homes as commodities 04 March 2017 4380
24dash.com Retaining RTB receipts could give London £470 million 04 March 2017 4381
24dash.com Only £8 billion of £51 billion going to affordable housing 04 March 2017 4382
Inside Housing What the English Housing Survey report shows 03 March 2017 4379
Business Reporter New Build homes unaffodable to 83% of working privately renting families 02 March 2017 4378
Inside Housing Barwell under pressure over £800 million RTB receipts kept by treasury 02 March 2017 4377
Guardian Disastrous effects of Right to Buy policies 02 March 2017 4376
Guardian Home ownership in England at 30 year low 02 March 2017 4375
Morning Star Council told to shun blacklister's tryst 02 March 2017 4374
Inside Housing Govt to make bedroom tax change 5 months after judgement 01 March 2017 4373
Inside Housing Hammersmith stock transfer plan scrapped 01 March 2017 4372
Inside Housing Councils plug budget holes as rent cut bites 25 February 2017 4371
Independent Peg house prices to the cost of a chicken 24 February 2017 4368
24dash.com Corbyn puts housing at centre of fightback 24 February 2017 4370
Guardian Serial squatters face eviction from £14 million mansion 24 February 2017 4369
Inside Housing Welsh councils hike rents to boost investment 23 February 2017 4367
24dash.com LGA: Councils can lead house building renaissance 23 February 2017 4366
24dash.com Government warned over homeless figures 22 February 2017 4365
Guardian Official inquiry into Universal Credit as criticism grows 22 February 2017 4364
Morning Star Homes crisis requires additional 400,000 builders 22 February 2017 4363
24dash.com Barwell hints at RTB deal for councils 21 February 2017 4362
Inside Housing Scottish ministers warn against Bedroom Tax 'clawback' 20 February 2017 4357
Guardian Hard Brexit would risk deepening housing crisis 20 February 2017 4356
Inside Housing Manchester city council to increase PFI rents 16 February 2017 4355
Red Brick Housing white paper: Government reinvents wheel 16 February 2017 4354
Inside Housing RTB extension to companies could reduce affordable development 15 February 2017 4353
24dash.com Council unveils £32 million social housing plan 15 February 2017 4352
24dash.com Wigan set to shut down ALMO 15 February 2017 4351
Socialist Worker Labour council pushes ahead with massive attack on council housing 15 February 2017 4350
Inside Housing Birmingham changes expexted to remove 4,000 from waiting list 14 February 2017 4349
Morning Star Residents to protest at £2 billion land grab 14 February 2017 4348
Observer America's eviction epidemic 12 February 2017 4347
Guardian Sajid Javid, stop strangling councils 11 February 2017 4346
Guardian Let councils build homes again 11 February 2017 4345
Morning Star Tory housing plan shambles 08 February 2017 4343
Socialist Worker Tory housing policy papers over the cracks 08 February 2017 4344
24dash.com Right to Buy could apply to council housing companies 07 February 2017 4342
Guardian Universal credit flaws pushing claimants towards debt and eviction 07 February 2017 4341
24dash.com Birmingham wantsd more 'realistic' waiting list 06 February 2017 4340
Guardian May to offer more security for renters 06 February 2017 4339
Guardian Leaking sewage and rotten floorboards: life on 'flagship' estate 06 February 2017 4338
iNews Theresa May should build more council homes 04 February 2017 4337
Guardian Response to dire housing 03 February 2017 4336
Inside Housing CIH president calls for more homes for social rent 02 February 2017 4335
24dash.com Rogue landlords branded 'scourge of London' 01 February 2017 4334
Guardian Once biggest housing assocs own 90% of social homes, tenants will lose out 25 January 2017 4333
Morning Star Khan backs trial of land value tax 24 January 2017 4331
Inside Housing Areas with rising waiting lists see falls in social housing 24 January 2017 4332
Inside Housing Rogue landlords receive £2.3 billion in housing benefit 23 January 2017 4330
Guardian Migrants aren't to blame for housing crisis, Theresa May 23 January 2017 4329
Inside Housing Social rents have increased faster than earnings 19 January 2017 4328
Socialist Worker 'We're not moving': revolt against plans to wreck council estates 19 January 2017 4327
Inside Housing Government yet to introduce bedroom tax exemption despite court ruling 17 January 2017 4326
Inside Housing Council-owned homes drop by 10% in 6 years 17 January 2017 4325
Inside Housing Stormont votes for bedroom tax mitigation payments 17 January 2017 4324
24dash.com The ten year wait for a council house 17 January 2017 4323
Cambridge News Is 'affordable housing' term meaningless? 17 January 2017 4322
Guardian Deadlock in Stormont could spell turmoil for tenants 13 January 2017 4319
24dash.com Fears of 'back door bedroom tax' in N.Ireland 13 January 2017 4321
Guardian Scottish benefit reforms offer tenants greater flexibility 13 January 2017 4320
Guardian Housing crisis - 'right to rent' 12 January 2017 4316
Inside Housing Government reveals councils on fixed term tenancies working group 12 January 2017 4318
Inside Housing Implementation dates for Housing Act policies revealed 12 January 2017 4317
Inside Housing RTB pilots: 1 in 4 express interest, but sales limited 11 January 2017 4315
Inside Housing Association tenants 'significant financial risk' under RTB 11 January 2017 4314
Socialist Worker Can sit-in rescue Aylesbury estate from wreckers? 11 January 2017 4313
24dash.com Conservative MP to defend evicted tenants 10 January 2017 4312
Keep our council homes Statutory homelessness in Swindon 08 January 2017 4310
Guardian January is the cruellest month for families 06 January 2017 4309
Socialist Worker Garden villages are no Eden 04 January 2017 4305
Inside Housing Shared ownership out of reach for young London singles 04 January 2017 4308
24dash.com Betts: government needs to lift HRA cap 04 January 2017 4307
Morning Star Tory starter homes too little too late 04 January 2017 4306
Morning Star Activists call on Tories to fix housing crisis 03 January 2017 4303
24dash.com Families with children hit by PRS insecurity 03 January 2017 4304
24dash.com Sir Michael Lyons: End ownership obsession 27 December 2016 4302
Guardian Home ownership figures exaggerated 27 December 2016 4301
24dash.com Charity calls for major changes to bedroom tax 21 December 2016 4300
Guardian Affordable housing looked dead in 2016, but hopes are revived. 21 December 2016 4299
Observer Shocking rise in number of homeless children in B&Bs at Xmas 18 December 2016 4298
Keep our council homes LRC calls for cancelling housing debt 17 December 2016 4297
Keep our council homes Why proposal to appropriate HRA assets should be withdrawn 17 December 2016 4296
Keep our council homes HRA robbery 17 December 2016 4295
24dash.com Campaigners catch council out over social housing commitments 16 December 2016 4294
Peterborough Telegraph Conservatives slammed during St Michael's Gate protest 15 December 2016 4293
Guardian Sadiq Khan to put residents at heart of regenerations? 13 December 2016 4292
Guardian Where do we expect our homeless people to go? 12 December 2016 4290
Inside Housing Right to Buy sales outpace development 12 December 2016 4291
Inside Housing Government working with councils on fixed term tenancies 06 December 2016 4289
24dash.com 250,000 homeless in England 03 December 2016 4288
Guardian Displaced tenants paying cost of inhumane housing policy 02 December 2016 4287
Guardian Housing crisis, what crisis? 02 December 2016 4286
Guardian Housebuilding up - but what type of homes? 30 November 2016 4285
24dash.com A brief guide to housing affordability 29 November 2016 4284
24dash.com Living Rent proposals fall short 29 November 2016 4283
Guardian Hammond's foundations too weak to build us out of housing crisis 26 November 2016 4282
24dash.com Goernment's £500,000 legal bill over bedroom tax 24 November 2016 4278
24dash.com Right to Buy extension kicked into long grass 24 November 2016 4279
Inside Housing Councils reject voluntary Pay to Stay 24 November 2016 4280
Inside Housing Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution deal signed off 24 November 2016 4281
Inside Housing Chancellor announces extension of Right to Buy pilots 23 November 2016 4277
Guardian Is the Housing Act crumbling? 22 November 2016 4275
Independent Government scraps Pay to Stay plan 22 November 2016 4273
Morning Star Protesters meet by Parliament to oppose Housing Act 22 November 2016 4274
24dash.com Councils react to Pay to Stay decision 22 November 2016 4276
Daily Mirror Tories just ditched one of Cameron's most hated housing policies 21 November 2016 4272
BBC News 'Pay to Stay' social housing plan dropped 21 November 2016 4267
Inside Housing Government scraps compulsory 'Pay to Stay' 21 November 2016 4268
24dash.com Government makes Pay to Stay u-turn 21 November 2016 4269
Guardian Government axes 'pay to stay' plan for higher income council tenants 21 November 2016 4270
Keep our council homes 'Affordable Rent': Slough council 'doing government's dirty work' 21 November 2016 4271
Keep our council homes The case for cancelling council housing debt 21 November 2016 4265
Morning Star Priced out of a home 19 November 2016 4261
Morning Star Tories hand Liz £350million to do up house 19 November 2016 4262
Guardian Tinkering at edges won't fix housing crisis 19 November 2016 4263
Inside Housing 1 in 3 councils took children into care due to homelessness (2014/5) 19 November 2016 4264
Guardian 'Cathy' at 50: thousands of children still face homeless Xmas 16 November 2016 4259
24dash.com Redfern review: ownership in decline 16 November 2016 4260
Inside Housing Loach: market has failed to deliver since 'Cathy' 15 November 2016 4258
Guardian Fight goes on to free more from bedroom tax nightmare 14 November 2016 4257
Inside Housing Pay to Stay meetings cancelled as policies face delay 11 November 2016 4256
Inside Housing Manifestly without reason 10 November 2016 4254
Morning Star Bedroom Tax unlawful and discriminatory 10 November 2016 4255
24dash.com Must tenants wait for workshy DWP to change bedroom tax? 10 November 2016 4253
Inside Housing Doubt over higher value levy date 09 November 2016 4252
Guardian Families win supreme court appeals over bedroom tax 09 November 2016 4249
24dash.com Win for bedroom tax fight 09 November 2016 4250
24dash.com Bedroom Tax: Humanity versus DWP) 09 November 2016 4251
Guardian Affordable homes in Chelsea may be saved 08 November 2016 4246
Inside Housing Benefits squeeze - analysis 08 November 2016 4248
Guardian Another chancer's lottery 08 November 2016 4247
Guardian Tory 'buy as you go' plan 07 November 2016 4244
24dash.com Major council to consider suspension of RTB 07 November 2016 4245
Labour Briefing Council housing: cancel the debt 06 November 2016 4243
Guardian Benefit Cap will hit families hard this Xmas 04 November 2016 4242
Guardian Pay to Stay uncertainty leaves tenants too little time,says council 04 November 2016 4241
24dash.com Corbyn slams Universal Credit as institutional barbarity 02 November 2016 4240
Inside Housing Cutting the cap 01 November 2016 4239
24dash.com Nearly half of tenants on benefits can't afford to eat 01 November 2016 4238
24dash.com Benefit cap will have severe impact 01 November 2016 4237
Guardian It takes special arrogance to say 'I, Daniel Blake' is unrealistic 31 October 2016 4236
Guardian Homelessness can only be tackled if people have somewhere to go 28 October 2016 4235
24dash.com Elderly endure squalor and distress in private rented sector 27 October 2016 4234
Socialist Worker Campaigners debate resistance to Tory assault on housing 27 October 2016 4233
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