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Articles in the housing press provide essential background reading. Tenants reps and councillors need to see the full picture. Tenants reps should ask their council to pay for subscriptions - they all say they want us to be well informed.
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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
Inside Housing Councils left 'in the dark' over high value asset levy 25 February 2016 3949
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 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 Eviction is last refuge for poor tenants 18 February 2016 3938
Guardian Young renters have it hard - worse if you're older 18 February 2016 3939
24dash.com 'Starter homes' unaffordable for majority of families 17 February 2016 3937
Morning Star Tenants remain defianrt as homes go under hammer 16 February 2016 3935
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
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
24dash.com Starter homes and shared ownership may not deliver additional homes 08 February 2016 3924
Daily Mirror Duncan Smith spends £50,000 defending bedroom tax 08 February 2016 3922
Guardian Housing crisis - we must answer three questions 08 February 2016 3923
Daily Mirror George Osborne's 'tenant tax' 07 February 2016 3919
Observer 'Pay to Stay' will force families out of council homes 07 February 2016 3918
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
24dash.com Opinion: What bedroom tax decisions mean 28 January 2016 3899
Daily Mirror Tories' U-turn on housing cut 28 January 2016 3898
Daily Mirror Cowardly Duncan Smith ducks MPs questions on bedroom tax 28 January 2016 3897
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
Morning Star Workers hit hardest by vicious Housing Bill 26 January 2016 3887
Guardian Benefit cap on social housing will leave thousands homeless 26 January 2016 3888
Guardian Is immigration causing housing crisis? 26 January 2016 3890
Inside Housing 4 in 10 schemes could close under housing benefit cut 26 January 2016 3891
Daily Mirror War on social housing to be attacked by peers 26 January 2016 3886
Guardian Last chance to restrain Housing Bill is with the Lords 26 January 2016 3889
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
Guardian A tale of two 'brutalist' housing estates 14 January 2016 3875
Daily Mirror Why Tories refused to make homes fit for human habitation 14 January 2016 3872
Morning Star Cameron's social cleansing of Britain 14 January 2016 3874
24dash.com PMQs: Debate over housing in full 14 January 2016 3876
Daily Telegraph When did it become a human right to own your own home? 14 January 2016 3873
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
Inside Housing 'Lifetime' tenancies to remain for transferring tenants 12 January 2016 3869
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
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
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 Tories made 'affordable housing' a meaningless term 07 January 2016 3861
Guardian A STEEL-TOOTHED POVERTY TRAP - 3 tenants on misery of 'pay to stay' 06 January 2016 3858
Guardian Government criticised for holding housing bill debate lasting until 2 am. 06 January 2016 3857
Morning Star Tenants mourn end of secure tenancies 06 January 2016 3856
Socialist Worker Stop all-out attack on social housing 06 January 2016 3855
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
Cambridge News Eight storey block of flats set for approval despite affordable housing fears 03 January 2016 3843
Wordpress Tory government housing strategy 03 January 2016 3844
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
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
Inside Housing 9 in 10 universal credit tenants in arrears 17 December 2015 3818
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
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
Guardian East Anglia overtakes London house price growth 10 December 2015 3787
Inside Housing Housing's 'new dawn' 10 December 2015 3788
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
Cambridge News Shocking number of second homes in Cambridge 30 November 2015 3772
Guardian Lambeth wanted to demolish our homes 30 November 2015 3773
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