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Guardian Vast social cleansing pushes tens of thousands families out of London 28 August 2015 3616
Inside Housing East London moves fuel out-of-London placement surge 28 August 2015 3617
Morning Star Shelter: only the rich can afford 'starter homes' 27 August 2015 3615
Guardian Right to Buy: housing crisis that Thatcher built 27 August 2015 3614
24dash.com Rent reduction and RTB will lead to sharp fall in public housebuilding 26 August 2015 3613
Guardian Generation rent v landlords 26 August 2015 3612
Wordpress Starving Council Housing of funds 26 August 2015 3611
Guardian 'Affordable' shared ownership flat for £1 million 24 August 2015 3610
Inside Housing Falling over the threshold 22 August 2015 3609
Guardian Let's freeze Right to Buy, right now 19 August 2015 3608
Guardian Why Right to Buy has been a disaster 14 August 2015 3605
Inside Housing Right to Buy lets; analysis 14 August 2015 3607
Inside Housing 40% of ex-council flats now rented privately 14 August 2015 3606
Inside Housing Second association mulls ditching 'sub-market' rent 12 August 2015 3604
Guardian London will lose half a million homes under Tories, says Sadiq Khan 12 August 2015 3603
Daily Telegraph Jeremy Corbyn vs Margaret Thatcher 12 August 2015 3602
Wordpress Tory war of attrition against council housing 12 August 2015 3601
Guardian Corbyn offers hope for those hit by housing crisis 10 August 2015 3599
Guardian Housing Association that will no longer build homes for the poor 10 August 2015 3598
24dash.com Burnham pledges huge housing boost 10 August 2015 3600
Inside Housing RTB sales outstrip new social rented homes 05 August 2015 3594
Guardian Cross party London leaders warn of new RTB dangers 05 August 2015 3593
Red Brick Jeremy Corbyn on Housing 04 August 2015 3592
Wordpress Compensate councils for loss of income 02 August 2015 3585
Morning Star Greedy landlords push up rents 01 August 2015 3584
24dash.com Generation Rent: real danger campaign could be snuffed out 31 July 2015 3583
Inside Housing Council explores legal options over budget policies 31 July 2015 3582
Morning Star 'Sweets Way Resists' opens show rooms 31 July 2015 3580
Guardian Londoners are real losers of luxury property boom 31 July 2015 3581
Inside Housing Large housing association stops building cheap rented homes 30 July 2015 3579
Guardian Madrid mayor scraps eviction orders 29 July 2015 3578
Inside Housing The value of nothing 28 July 2015 3577
24dash.com Housing associations get media kicking 28 July 2015 3576
Daily Telegraph Home ownership is an 'empty promise' 28 July 2015 3575
Cambridge News Cambridge city council legal threat over welfare changes and RTB 27 July 2015 3574
ARCH newsletter Welfare Reform Bill - provisions on social housing rents 24 July 2015 3572
Independent Politicians don't care about lowering house prices 24 July 2015 3571
Inside Housing Pay to Stay 'likely to be tapered' 22 July 2015 3570
Inside Housing CIH: rent reduction makes RTB replacements impossible 22 July 2015 3569
Guardian Government's 5 year vision for social housing 22 July 2015 3568
Guardian Generation rent: housing ladder starts to collapse for under-40s 22 July 2015 3567
Morning Star Lords vote threatens Tories Right to Buy extension 22 July 2015 3566
Inside Housing Labour pledges rent reduction amendments 21 July 2015 3565
Guardian Lower benefit cap will exclude poor families from large parts of England 20 July 2015 3564
Observer Right to Buy battle looms in Lords 19 July 2015 3563
Landworker Build new rural homes 18 July 2015 3562
Guardian Mhairi Black attacks housing benefit cuts in maiden speech 16 July 2015 3561
Morning Star Lambeth opts for gentrification 14 July 2015 3559
Morning Star 'Family day' guard hurts E15 activist 13 July 2015 3558
Guardian Social housing is not a marker of personal failure 10 July 2015 3557
Guardian RTB extension will run at a loss in most of country 09 July 2015 3555
Social Housing HAs ordered to cut social housing rents by by 1% for 4 years 09 July 2015 3552
Shelter Emergency budget: housing (doesn't) benefit 09 July 2015 3553
Inside Housing Rent cut could be challenged in high court 09 July 2015 3556
Morning Star One fifth of MPs are private landlords 09 July 2015 3554
Guardian Will rent rises for higher earners discourage work? 08 July 2015 3551
Guardian Social housing rents to fall 1% a year 08 July 2015 3550
Inside Housing 'Pay to stay' measure slammed by landlords 08 July 2015 3549
Inside Housing Osborne rips up settlement and cuts rents by 1% a year 08 July 2015 3548
24dash.com Summer Budget - social housing and welfare details 08 July 2015 3547
24dash.com Emergency budget has social housing in its sights 06 July 2015 3546
Guardian The Tories' message on social housing 06 July 2015 3545
Observer Tory RTB plan threatens mass sell-off of council homes 28 June 2015 3542
Wordpress RTB 'one for one' replacement scam 28 June 2015 3544
Wordpress Housing choice for those who can afford it 28 June 2015 3543
Guardian Right to Buy sales hit 7 year high 27 June 2015 3541
Guardian How developers exploit planning system to minimise affordable housing 26 June 2015 3539
24dash.com Evictions, child poverty, homelessness - warning over new benefit cap 26 June 2015 3540
Independent Extend Right to Buy to tenants of private landlords, says Corbyn 25 June 2015 3538
24dash.com IDS warned of social housing evictions risk 24 June 2015 3537
Guardian Number of homeless families in B&B rises 300% in 5 years 24 June 2015 3536
Guardian UK tenants pay more rent than Europe 24 June 2015 3535
Guardian Disability campaigners clash with police inside commons 24 June 2015 3534
Inside Housing Moving homes to avoid RTB sales won't work 23 June 2015 3533
24dash.com Build to save 19 June 2015 3532
Guardian Election opened Tory eyes to disaster of bedroom tax 19 June 2015 3531
Vice Media London council U-turn on fining £1,000 for being homeless 18 June 2015 3530
24dash.com Build 100,000 social homes a year and slash housing benefit bill 17 June 2015 3529
Guardian Average London rents hit £1,500 16 June 2015 3528
Guardian Right to Buy extension is criminal, claims Diane Abbot 15 June 2015 3526
Inside Housing Right to Buy cash ring-fencing 'won't work' 15 June 2015 3525
Morning Star Khan calls on MPs to ban sale of social housing 15 June 2015 3524
Guardian We aren't shouting loudly enough 15 June 2015 3527
24dash.com Clark and Reynolds go head to head on RTB 11 June 2015 3522
Guardian When is house not a home 11 June 2015 3521
Guardian UK house prices will rise 25% in next 5 years 11 June 2015 3520
Inside Housing Reduction of 35 ALMOs in 5 years 10 June 2015 3518
Southwark News Southwark to lose 500 council homes a year 07 June 2015 3517
24dash.com Govt could fast track watered down RTB 05 June 2015 3511
24dash.com Housing benefit to be targeted in welfare cuts - IFS 04 June 2015 3509
Unite the community Housing is a human right 04 June 2015 3506
Guardian Crisis in housing 04 June 2015 3508
Inside Housing Labour to press government on secret RTB costs 04 June 2015 3510
24dash.com Housing's 'great' savage plan to extend RTB 04 June 2015 3507
Inside Housing Council homes sell-off could see 5bn flow out of London 03 June 2015 3505
24dash.com Right to Buy spat dominates PMQs 03 June 2015 3504
Guardian Calling UK tenants - time for Berlin-style rent controls 03 June 2015 3503
Guardian Reduced benefit cap could be killer blow for social housing 02 June 2015 3501
Morning Star Kerslake tells of serious concerns with Right to Buy 01 June 2015 3500
Observer The Tory housing policy with no redeeming features 31 May 2015 3499
Guardian Benefit cap could drop 40,000 children into poverty 30 May 2015 3497
London Residential Research Right to Buy 1 for 1 replacement impossible 30 May 2015 3496
24dash.com London to lose thousands of concil homes - research 29 May 2015 3493
Morning Star Nonsense sell-off to fund Right to Buy 29 May 2015 3492
Inside Housing Queen's speech confirms RTB extension 27 May 2015 3491
Morning Star 863 Right to Buy sell-offs replaced by just 2 homes (Greater Manchester) 27 May 2015 3490
24dash.com Government releases details of RTB extension 26 May 2015 3488
Guardian Housing bill to include RTB extension in Queen's speech 26 May 2015 3487
Guardian Right to Buy 'will not deplete social housing stock' 26 May 2015 3486
Guardian Ex-council homes are a 'gold mine' for landlords 26 May 2015 3485
Inside Housing Right to Buy juggling act 26 May 2015 3489
Inside Housing Fewer than 1 in 5 social tenants voted Tory 25 May 2015 3477
24dash.com Private rents hit all-time high 25 May 2015 3476
Guardian Housing crisis will halve young homeowners in five years 25 May 2015 3475
Morning Star Cambridge residents make stand against housing sell-off 25 May 2015 3474
Inside Housing Boris admits legitimate concerns over Right to Buy extension 21 May 2015 3473
Morning Star Protesters reoccupy Guinness estate flat 20 May 2015 3471
Inside Housing Rent fears as UK enters deflation 20 May 2015 3472
Guardian Social landlords expect new wave of homelessness 18 May 2015 3470
Guardian Tenant evictions reach six-year high as amid rising rents and benefit cuts 16 May 2015 3468
24dash.com Duncan hails success of benefit cap as evictions hit record levels 15 May 2015 3466
Inside Housing DCLG bars release of Right to Buy analysis 14 May 2015 3465
Morning Star 'Save our Homes', tenants demand 14 May 2015 3464
24dash.com New party to run housing candidate for Mayor of London 13 May 2015 3463
Morning Star Charge dropped for Focus E15 activist 13 May 2015 3462
Cambridge News 30 homes at Cambridge development sold abroad 13 May 2015 3461
Guardian £800 million shortfall on social housing in London since 2011 12 May 2015 3460
Inside Housing IDS re-appointed to lead welfare cuts 11 May 2015 3459
24dash.com Cameron ditches Eric Pickles 11 May 2015 3458
24dash.com What a Conservative government means for housing 08 May 2015 3456
Inside Housing Landlords to rethink strategies following Tory win 08 May 2015 3457
Guardian London council social cleansing row 07 May 2015 3453
24dash.com Editor's opinion - the inside story of the housing election 07 May 2015 3454
Inside Housing 6 housing policies the coalition will be remembered for 07 May 2015 3455
24dash.com Opinion - we're ready to join the Renter's Army 06 May 2015 3452
24dash.com Housing associations concerned over Libdems failure to red line RTB 06 May 2015 3451
Morning Star Westminster buys sold off council homes 06 May 2015 3450
Wordpress Swindon tenant wins bedroom taxd appeal on room size 06 May 2015 3449
Cambridge News Cambridge's most expensive apartment 06 May 2015 3448
Morning Star Housing worries prospective MPs 04 May 2015 3447
Independent Battle for Brixton 02 May 2015 3446
Inside Housing The rise of the housing activist 01 May 2015 3445
Independent Good case to support rent control 30 April 2015 3442
Independent Over 50,000 families shipped out of London 30 April 2015 3441
Morning Star Put empty homes up for sale - IPPR 30 April 2015 3443
Inside Housing Surge in families shipped out of London 30 April 2015 3444
Guardian Just 43 homes affordable for first-time buyers in London 29 April 2015 3439
Cambridge News Luxury development of 143 homes in Cambridge - just EIGHT affordable 29 April 2015 3438
24dash.com Shelter: just 43 affordable properties 29 April 2015 3440
Inside Housing Right to Buy bill within 100 days of new government 27 April 2015 3437
Guardian UK house bulding plans fall down on lack of bricks and bricklayers 27 April 2015 3436
Morning Star Activists attack estate agent's in anti-gentrification protest 27 April 2015 3435
Guardian Housing crisis will not be cured by political sticking plaster 26 April 2015 3427
Inside Housing Extending RTB would worsen UK's finance position 25 April 2015 3426
Morning Star Private tenants face steeper rent rises 25 April 2015 3425
Morning Star 'Wheels are coming off' Tories' Right to Buy gimmick 25 April 2015 3424
Socialist Worker We need housing, not more sell-offs 24 April 2015 3423
Morning Star Liverpool homeless campaigners seize old bank for shelter 20 April 2015 3420
Inside Housing Government considered RTB extension unreasonable 20 April 2015 3422
Guardian Why I would never buy my housing association home 20 April 2015 3421
Socialist Review Housing minus the market 19 April 2015 3419
Inside Housing Landlords only able to replace 1 in 5 (preserved) Right to Buy homes 17 April 2015 3417
Guardian Councils pay private landlords up to £4,000 to house tenants 17 April 2015 3416
Inside Housing Second rating agency warns of Right to Buy impact 16 April 2015 3415
Guardian Most Londoners oppose Right to Buy - new poll 16 April 2015 3414
24dash.com Editors opinion: Housing Associations officially at war with the Conservative Party 15 April 2015 3413
Guardian Tory Right to Buy policy attacked by big business 15 April 2015 3412
Morning Star Tories unleash plan for new Right to Buy raid on social homes 15 April 2015 3411
Guardian Tories deny RTB housing association pledge is unaffordable 14 April 2015 3407
Inside Housing Councils forced to sell expensive homes under Tory RTB plan 14 April 2015 3406
24dash.com A bad dream? Shocked sector awakes to Tory RTB extension 14 April 2015 3409
24dash.com Right to Buy assault on housing associations 14 April 2015 3410
Guardian Right to Buy: how will it work? 14 April 2015 3408
Inside Housing Tories pledge to extend Right To Buy to housing associations 14 April 2015 3405
24dash.com Labour puts 'affordable' housing at heart of manifesto 13 April 2015 3404
Guardian Young people increasingly giving up on owning home 07 April 2015 3401
Guardian Tenant wins battle to stop Westminster moving her out of London 03 April 2015 3399
Inside Housing Councils in rent rebellion 03 April 2015 3400
Morning Star Fed up E15 Mums occupy Buckingham Palace [April 1st...??] 01 April 2015 3394
Guardian The slow death of social housing 01 April 2015 3395
Inside Housing Cash payments instead of affordable housing 01 April 2015 3396
24dash.com Council spending £140,000 on spiked fence around Aylesbury Estate 01 April 2015 3398
24dash.com Disabled couple's High Court bedroom tax victory 01 April 2015 3397
24dash.com Affordable rent - who charges what? 30 March 2015 3393
Daily Telegraph Rich tenants splash £100 million on London rent in 10 weeks 30 March 2015 3389
Guardian Housing: Are we reaching a tipping point? 30 March 2015 3390
Inside Housing Durham negotiates April stock transfer date 30 March 2015 3391
24dash.com Shock, anger and dismay at rise in homelessness 30 March 2015 3392
Wordpress What future for council housing? 29 March 2015 3388
Inside Housing Landlords threaten legal action over RTB extension 25 March 2015 3387
Inside Housing Conservatives extending RTB to housing associations 23 March 2015 3386
24dash.com Council spends £20 milllion buying back homes sold under RTB 23 March 2015 3385
24dash.com Now is the time to build new social housing 19 March 2015 3383
Inside Housing Sector unites for 'homes for Britain' 19 March 2015 3382
24dash.com Sector unconvinced by Osborne's 'Help to Buy' 19 March 2015 3381
Guardian Sleepover protest led by Russell Brand 19 March 2015 3380
Socialist Worker Aylesbury estate demo says 'leave our homes alone' 19 March 2015 3379
Guardian Tenants hit by bedroom tax suffer range of health problems 16 March 2015 3375
Morning Star Housing activists reoccupy estate 16 March 2015 3374
Observer Britain's housing crisis 15 March 2015 3371
Inside Housing Anger over plans to limit PRS licensing 12 March 2015 3370
24dash.com London Assembly passes SHOUT motion 11 March 2015 3369
Guardian The £50 billion for HS2 would be better spent on new homes 10 March 2015 3368
Morning Star 'They have the power and we don't have anything' 10 March 2015 3367
Inside Housing New Universal Credit rules will hit 200,000 people 05 March 2015 3356
Guardian Housing affordability ranked most urgent issue facing councils 05 March 2015 3355
Guardian Eddie Izzard backs tenants facing eviction 05 March 2015 3354
Morning Star We need homes for the people 05 March 2015 3353
Guardian How long should a severely disabled child wait for housing? 03 March 2015 3351
Inside Housing Tories confirm starter homes can replace affordable housing 03 March 2015 3352
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