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Observer Thatcher's crusade to wipe out council housing faces serious challenge 25 February 2018 4809
Keep our council homes Affordable Rent in England 23 February 2018 4808
24dash.co.uk Londoners need £20,000 more per year to afford rent 14 February 2018 4807
24dash.co.uk 1 in 7 families homeless in Kensington & Chelsea 14 February 2018 4806
Inside Housing Government must keep promise to build more homes at social rent 14 February 2018 4805
Daily Telegraph UK rent bills have doubled in past decade 13 February 2018 4804
Labour Briefing Labour should end Right to Buy 13 February 2018 4803
Keep our Council Homes 'Affordable' rent on average 31.9% higher than social rent 11 February 2018 4802
Morning Star Light at end of housing tunnel 11 February 2018 4801
Morning Star Anarchist hails victory in Qatar fight 09 February 2018 4798
Guardian Bone idol provocateur 09 February 2018 4797
Morning Star Could May save donor from building social housing? 09 February 2018 4799
Daily Telegraph Nationwide warns housing market is slowing down 09 February 2018 4800
Guardian The biggest privatisation: land 08 February 2018 4796
24dash.co.uk Parliament challenged to end terminally ill homeless dying on street 07 February 2018 4795
Inside Housing Council debt settlements risk hurting existing tenants and should be recalculated 07 February 2018 4794
Inside Housing Resident ballots will have significant effect on regeneration 05 February 2018 4793
Morning Star Demolition plans will need backing of tenants 05 February 2018 4792
Morning Star Housing campaigners reject Kober's 'bullying' claims 05 February 2018 4791
Guardian Irony of trying to get back land the state gave away 05 February 2018 4790
Inside Housing Labour considers 'seizing' land (for existing use value) for social housing 02 February 2018 4789
Morning Star Tory right to Buy has cost taxpayers £3.5 billion over 6 years 02 February 2018 4788
Guardian Labour's housebuilding plan labelled 'deeply sinister' by Tory 02 February 2018 4787
Morning Star Tenants saved from HDV plot 01 February 2018 4786
Morning Star Student occupation halts plans to replace Elephant & Castle centre with luxury flats 01 February 2018 4785
24dash.co.uk Reality of renting in one area 31 January 2018 4784
Inside Housing Social and affordable lettings drop by 40,000 31 January 2018 4783
Inside Housing Capita shares tumble 31 January 2018 4782
Morning Star Council leader steps down over gentrification plans 31 January 2018 4781
Guardian Bottom of the housing ladder 31 January 2018 4780
Socialist Worker After Kober quits turn tables on pro-cuts councils 30 January 2018 4779
Inside Housing Next Haringey council can scrap development vehicle 30 January 2018 4778
BBC News Haringey council leader to quit 30 January 2018 4777
Financial Times Council leader to stand down amid £4 bn housing project row 30 January 2018 4776
Daily Telegraph Mortgage approvals at 5 year low, London renters hit 30% 29 January 2018 4774
Guardian Hundreds of thousands in squalid rented homes 29 January 2018 4773
Socialist Worker Haringey Development Vehicle is on the ropes - fight to put it down for good 29 January 2018 4775
Cambridge News Will letting councils borrow more help fix Cambridge's 'broken' housing market? 23 January 2018 4772
Morning Star Raising borrowing cap not the solution to council housing shortage 22 January 2018 4771
Keep our Council Homes Borrowing to build is no solution to council housing shortage 20 January 2018 4770
24dash.co.uk Council housing - more to be done 18 January 2018 4769
Morning Star Haringey council accused of social cleansing 18 January 2018 4768
24dash.co.uk New housing agency to boost housebuilding 11 January 2018 4767
Daily Telegraph Persimmon sales soar as boss takes home £100 million payout 11 January 2018 4766
Guardian Housing association merger will lead to social cleansing, warn tenants 11 January 2018 4765
Inside Housing Reshuffle: DCLG renamed Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government 08 January 2018 4764
24dash.co.uk Javid has housing as a priority 08 January 2018 4763
Guardian Empty homes: if councils won't act, ordinary people should move in 08 January 2018 4762
Guardian Give up home-owning dream - social renters just as happy 03 January 2018 4761
Guardian Over 11,000 homes empty for at least 10 years 01 January 2018 4756
Guardian Residnets need clarity over homes in Haringey 01 January 2018 4757
24dash.co.uk Councils shifting more than 2000 families a year out of London 29 December 2017 4755
24dash.co.uk Top Tories saw social housing as toxic 29 December 2017 4754
Guardian Housing crisis could push young voters to extremes, says former Whitehall chief Bob Kerslake 29 December 2017 4753
Guardian This year housing crisis hit home in most visible way possible 22 December 2017 4752
24dash.co.uk Twitter fight sees stay on high value council home sales 21 December 2017 4751
24dash.co.uk Lords get 'read between the lines' answer on social housing 21 December 2017 4750
Inside Housing London Assembly votes for tenant ballots for estate regeneration 21 December 2017 4749
Inside Housing Labour launches social housing review call for evidence 19 December 2017 4748
24dash.co.uk Mayor steps in against loss of social homes 18 December 2017 4747
Inside Housing May's council housing revolution not what it seems 15 December 2017 4746
Guardian Protests in Haringey and a revitalised civic society 15 December 2017 4745
Daily Telegraph Housing market remains sluggish - Budget fails to dent gloom 14 December 2017 4743
Inside Housing Grenfell - survivors' stories 14 December 2017 4742
Inside Housing Less than half council tower blocks assessed since Grenfell 14 December 2017 4741
Morning Star Grenfell - we will remember them 14 December 2017 4740
Guardian Grenfell memorial: Emotions raw as families and survivors mourn dead 14 December 2017 4739
New Statesman Failure to house Grenfell survivors shows how trust has broken down 14 December 2017 4744
24dash.co.uk PMQs - Corbyn labels government policy a 'disgrace' 13 December 2017 4738
Inside Housing PM challenged by Corbyn on Right to Buy research 13 December 2017 4737
Socialist Worker Grenfell survivors demand thier voices are heard at enquiry 13 December 2017 4736
Guardian Grenfell survivors demand justice at parliamentary gathering 13 December 2017 4735
Guardian Haringey council being taken over by Momentum? It's just locals taking control 13 December 2017 4734
Guardian Corbyn brands failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors a disgrace 11 December 2017 4733
Guardian Welsh lesson 09 December 2017 4732
Daily Telegraph Our green and expensive land 07 December 2017 4731
Inside Housing Grenfell neighbours hit out over re-housing proposals 07 December 2017 4730
Inside Housing Majority back 'genuinely affordable' housing at Holloway site 07 December 2017 4729
Morning Star Grenfell survivors fear homelessness for Xmas 07 December 2017 4728
Daily Telegraph UK is worth £10 trillion - more than half is land value 06 December 2017 4727
Inside Housing 44% of councils have housing company 06 December 2017 4726
Inside Housing Welsh Assembly votes to abolish Right to Buy 06 December 2017 4725
Morning Star Four more Haringey councillors step down 06 December 2017 4724
Socialist Worker Estates campaign caused Labour right's woe in Haringey 06 December 2017 4723
24dash.co.uk Social housing demand at record high in Northern Ireland 05 December 2017 4721
Guardian We need governments to fix homelessness crisis they created 05 December 2017 4720
Daily Telegraph Use compulsory purchase to force open lansd for 300,000 homes 05 December 2017 4722
24dash.co.uk Housing tenure and well-being 30 November 2017 4718
Inside Housing Genesis granted permission for major North London estate regeneration 30 November 2017 4717
Morning Star Social rent house-building falls 98% 30 November 2017 4716
Morning Star Labour selections could derail Haringey's sell-out regeneration plans 30 November 2017 4715
Daily Telegraph London house prices now a record 14.5 x average earnings 30 November 2017 4719
Guardian Mortgages becoming a privilege of the rich 28 November 2017 4714
Inside Housing Savills: £7bn in grant funding needed to meet social rented demand 27 November 2017 4713
Left Foot Forward In the middle of a crisis, the government is selling off our social housing 25 November 2017 4712
Inside Housing The Battle for Haringey 24 November 2017 4711
Guardian Tories shame over lack of funds for fire safety in homes 24 November 2017 4710
Guardian Council proposes £1,000 fines for homeless sleeping in tents 24 November 2017 4709
24dash.co.uk Social housing sales up for councils and associations 23 November 2017 4708
Inside Housing The hole in the Autumb budget 23 November 2017 4707
Guardian We need a housing revolution, the chancellor gave us sticking plaster 23 November 2017 4706
Inside Housing The lowdown on 'bespoke' council housing deals 22 November 2017 4705
Inside Housing Government to lift HRA caps in 'high demand' areas 22 November 2017 4704
New Statesman Hold the champagne, renters 22 November 2017 4703
24dash.co.uk OBR attacks stamp duty abolition 22 November 2017 4702
24dash.co.uk Budget 2017 22 November 2017 4701
Guardian What England needs is more affordable houses, not universal credit 22 November 2017 4700
Morning Star Not one 'starter home' built in 3 years 22 November 2017 4699
Daily Telegraph Inside government's quarrels about housing crisis 21 November 2017 4698
Guardian 1 in 7 councillors in rental hotspots are landlords 20 November 2017 4695
24dash.co.uk Housing plans will fail without council homes 20 November 2017 4697
Guardian Give councils more borrowing powers 20 November 2017 4696
Morning Star Homeless for Xmas 16 November 2017 4694
Guardian 50p a week for housing 13 November 2017 4693
Guardian We've got loads of land 12 November 2017 4692
Keep our council homes A meeting with the Housing Minister 11 November 2017 4691
New Statesman Don't assume the only homeless are those on the streets 09 November 2017 4685
Daily Telegraph House prices rise at fastest rate since January 09 November 2017 4684
24dash.co.uk Collapse in number of new social homes for rent 09 November 2017 4683
Inside Housing The horrors of temporary housing 09 November 2017 4682
Morning Star Families living in multimillion pound death trap 09 November 2017 4681
Guardian Supported housing U-turn will make things worse 07 November 2017 4680
Morning Star Tories' disgrace: Only 26 Grenfell families housed 07 November 2017 4679
Inside Housing Labour plans motion of regret for deregulation 06 November 2017 4678
Guardian Joint ventures leave poorest at mercy of developers 05 November 2017 4677
Guardian The wrecking ball swings at Moscow 01 November 2017 4675
24dash.co.uk ONS provisionally reclassifies housing associations out of public sector 01 November 2017 4676
Observer Regeneration - or pushing out the poor? 29 October 2017 4674
24dash.co.uk Charities slam housing for asylum seekers 28 October 2017 4673
Keep our council homes Time to re-open council housing debt settlement 27 October 2017 4672
Keep our council homes Above inflation increases for council tenants should be opposed 27 October 2017 4671
24dash.co.uk Council ready to fight forced sale of homes 26 October 2017 4670
Inside Housing What now? 26 October 2017 4669
Speye Joe Social housing is unaffordable 26 October 2017 4668
Guardian Labour council attacking it's own people? 26 October 2017 4667
24dash.co.uk Chancellor refuses to borrow billions to fund housing 24 October 2017 4666
Observer U-turn on housing benefit cap for mentally ill and elderly 23 October 2017 4664
Guardian We will borrow to invest in new homes, says Javid 23 October 2017 4663
24dash.co.uk Let councils take back control of housing assets and revenue 23 October 2017 4665
Guardian UC behind rising rent arrears and food bank use 23 October 2017 4662
24dash.co.uk Labour secures debate on supported housing 20 October 2017 4661
Morning Star Only 14 Grenfell families rehoused 20 October 2017 4660
Guardian Council housing can be beautiful 20 October 2017 4659
Guardian Universal Credit returning my city to days of 'Cathy come home' 19 October 2017 4658
24dash.co.uk Just 2 in 10 landlords willing to take UC tenants 18 October 2017 4657
Socialist Worker Claimants speak out 18 October 2017 4656
Morning Star Town halls offer one-wqy tickets to homeless 18 October 2017 4655
Inside Housing We shouldn't celebrate rent increases 17 October 2017 4654
Guardian Only councils can build the homes we need 16 October 2017 4653
Independent Suicidal despair: Chaos at heart of Universal Credit system 13 October 2017 4652
Independent I work for DWP as Universal Credit case manager and what I've seen is shocking 13 October 2017 4651
Guardian Social housing needs action, not this chaos 13 October 2017 4650
24dash.co.uk Javid: HRA borrowing cap can be lifted for fire safety 11 October 2017 4649
Guardian Housing crisis will get worse until England scraps Right to Buy 11 October 2017 4648
Socialist Worker Corbyn's fight to end 'social cleansing' 11 October 2017 4647
Morning Star A radical programme action 11 October 2017 4646
Independent Why Tories can't solve housing crisis 09 October 2017 4645
Inside Housing Govt confirms 25,000 homes is an estimate 07 October 2017 4644
Guardian Luxury development or homes? Battle over Holloway redevelopment 06 October 2017 4643
Guardian Ministers refusing to pay for fire safety measures 06 October 2017 4642
24dash.co.uk Government announces rent settlement from 2020 05 October 2017 4638
Guardian How did crisis in social housing happen? 05 October 2017 4637
24dash.co.uk SHOUT responds to conference speech 05 October 2017 4639
Inside Housing Right to Buy sales drop off 05 October 2017 4640
Inside Housing An important argument has been partly won (???) 05 October 2017 4641
Guardian My generation needs housing revolution, not empty promises 05 October 2017 4636
Socialist Worker May's empty speech 04 October 2017 4635
Guardian What did May promise on housing? Not a lot 04 October 2017 4634
Inside Housing May's speech: housing bits in full 04 October 2017 4633
Inside Housing Balance of funding away from affordable housing 04 October 2017 4632
Inside Housing London borough brings ALMO back in house 03 October 2017 4630
Morning Star Labour demands £1.1 billion housing rescue 02 October 2017 4629
Guardian Labour council opposes housing ballot proposal 29 September 2017 4628
Guardian Corbyn pledges will halt social cleansing 29 September 2017 4627
24dash.co.uk Legal loophole stops social homebuilding in Kensington & Chelsea 28 September 2017 4626
Guardian Grenfell: Council to terminate contract with property managers 28 September 2017 4623
Guardian Corbyn has declared war on Labour councils over housing 28 September 2017 4624
Morning Star Corbyn: We will end social cleansing 28 September 2017 4625
Inside Housing Labour conference votes for tenant ballots on regeneration 27 September 2017 4622
Guardian Corbyn promises rent controls and clampdown on gentrification 27 September 2017 4619
Inside Housing Corbyn announces social housing review 27 September 2017 4621
Guardian Central Londonn housing block empty for 7 years 27 September 2017 4620
Inside Housing Labour conference to vote on balloting tenants over regeneration 26 September 2017 4618
24dash.co.uk Grenfel lsurvivors forcedto use foodbanks 26 September 2017 4617
Inside Housing Grenfell discussed at Labour conference 25 September 2017 4616
24dash.co.uk Grenfell Inquiry: No point? 23 September 2017 4615
Morning Star Glasgow: Tenants in dark about cladding risk 21 September 2017 4611
24dash.co.uk Welfare policy 'undermines efforts to tackle homelessness' 21 September 2017 4612
Morning Star NHF: Spending on social housing hits record low 20 September 2017 4609
Guardian Why are housing association flats lying empty? 20 September 2017 4610
Socialist Worker Inquiry into Grenfell carves out residents 20 September 2017 4608
Inside Housing Councils to lose voting rights (on stock transfer associations) 18 September 2017 4607
Guardian Grenfell inquiry opens with survivors' confidence low 14 September 2017 4605
Socialist Worker 'We will not settle for whitewash' say Grenfell residents 14 September 2017 4606
Inside Housing Sharma refuses request for help funding sprinklers in high rises 13 September 2017 4604
Guardian Only 2% of council tower blocks have full sprinkler system 13 September 2017 4603
Guardian Hurricane Harvey poses real threat to US public housing 12 September 2017 4602
Inside Housing Council starts building first homes for 25 years 29 August 2017 4600
Morning Star No place here for US model 28 August 2017 4599
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