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24dash.com MPs urged to act on eviction crisis 28 September 2016 4199
24dash.com Corbyn: 28 September 2016 4198
Inside Housing Corbyn wants councils to deliver 500,000 home plan 28 September 2016 4200
Inside Housing Brighton council pauses waiting list rule changes 27 September 2016 4196
24dash.com Shadow minister to reverse Tory housing policy 27 September 2016 4195
Morning Star Labour sets out radical housing plan 26 September 2016 4191
Inside Housing Long term value of social housing falls post rent cut 26 September 2016 4194
Inside Housing Labour would scrap RTB in England 26 September 2016 4193
Guardian Immoral housing policy set up to punish the poor 26 September 2016 4192
Morning Star Corbyn can kick off the great housing debate 23 September 2016 4186
Guardian Housing minister signals change in housing policy 23 September 2016 4187
24dash.com Borough estimates £100k Pay to Stay bill 23 September 2016 4188
Inside Housing RTB sales pass 45,000 since 2012 23 September 2016 4190
24dash.com Affordability a concern for RTB pilots 23 September 2016 4189
Inside Housing Right not to buy 21 September 2016 4185
Inside Housing Khan confirms end to affordable rent conversions 19 September 2016 4177
Guardian Social housing sector dangerously divided 19 September 2016 4176
Observer Housing crisis driving generations apart 18 September 2016 4175
24dash.com No LHA cap on supported housing 15 September 2016 4173
24dash.com Start of the end of RTB in Wales 15 September 2016 4174
24dash.com Healey; Council tenants to face tax rates of over 80% 14 September 2016 4172
24dash.com First HA tenants buy homes under RTB 10 September 2016 4171
Inside Housing Jez we can 09 September 2016 4170
24dash.com Housing dominates PMQs 09 September 2016 4169
Morning Star Rent rises hit another new record 09 September 2016 4168
Guardian How do housing policies of Corbyn and Smith measure up? 09 September 2016 4167
Inside Housing Khan's Living Rent set to become ownership product 07 September 2016 4166
24dash.com Scotland to abolish Bedroom Tax 07 September 2016 4165
Guardian Reality check: Are RTB homes being replaced? 07 September 2016 4164
Guardian 'Living rent' should be central to Tory policy,says thinktank 05 September 2016 4163
Morning Star Only Corbyn has realistic solution present shambles 04 September 2016 4162
Guardian Even in housing, Tories stoop to divide and rule 03 September 2016 4161
Guardian Social housing tenants on 'pay to stay' 03 September 2016 4160
Guardian Pay to Stay is Robin Hood in reverse 03 September 2016 4159
24dash.com Council launches Pay to Stay attack on government 31 August 2016 4158
Guardian Pay to stay, and who will be affectedc 31 August 2016 4157
Morning Star Tories ramp up social housing rents 29 August 2016 4156
Inside Housing Tenants face average £1,000 rent hike 29 August 2016 4154
Guardian Social housing tenants face soaring rents under 'pay to stay' 29 August 2016 4155
Observer Corbyn 'would build 1 million new homes' 28 August 2016 4150
Guardian Housing benefit into private sector is dead money 26 August 2016 4149
Inside Housing Social housing rap 24 August 2016 4148
Morning Star Private landlords pocket £9.3 billion in housing benefit 22 August 2016 4147
24dash.com Council plans for biggest investment in housing for a generation 19 August 2016 4144
Guardian Even dukes support social housing - why can't government? 19 August 2016 4143
Inside Housing Memo to the minister 19 August 2016 4145
HeraldScotland Biggest council house building in a generation 19 August 2016 4146
24dash.com Bedroom tax fails on objectives 17 August 2016 4142
Morning Star Homes scandal: the great Tory sell-off 16 August 2016 4141
Morning Star London's housing crisis 14 August 2016 4140
Guardian RTB is a stake in the heart of social housing 12 August 2016 4139
Morning Star Evicted renters jump by 88% in 5 years 12 August 2016 4138
Morning Star Call for end to Right to Buy 12 August 2016 4137
Morning Star Council homes stock crumbles 11 August 2016 4134
24dash.com Right to Buy replacements falling sharply 11 August 2016 4136
Guardian Right to Buy reform urged 11 August 2016 4135
Inside Housing Corbyn's focus on council housebuilding under scrutiny 10 August 2016 4133
Guardian Housing and Planning Act is direct attack on local government 09 August 2016 4132
Inside Housing RTB replacement pledge under threat 05 August 2016 4131
Guardian Those who deny crisis can no longer conceal idiocy 05 August 2016 4130
Inside Housing Corbyn pledges 500,000 new council homes 04 August 2016 4128
24dash.com Corbyn pledges 500,000 council homes 04 August 2016 4127
Morning Star Residents unveil plan to save estates 04 August 2016 4126
Guardian Clear up Cameron's housing mess, Gavin Barwell 03 August 2016 4124
Guardian Housing crisis: where did it all start to go wrong? 03 August 2016 4125
Morning Star Scots call time on Thatcher's RTB robbery 02 August 2016 4120
Guardian We counter bedroom tax in Glasgow because we have to 02 August 2016 4121
Inside Housing Minister criticised for response to rent cut question 02 August 2016 4123
24dash.com Home ownership hits 30 year low 02 August 2016 4122
Inside Housing Rush in applications as SCOTTISH RTB NEARS END! 28 July 2016 4119
Inside Housing Government urged to delay Pay to Stay 27 July 2016 4118
24dash.com Labour candidate pledges 300,000 homes a year 27 July 2016 4117
24dash.com Housing associations slowing on rent 25 July 2016 4116
Observer Trident workers better employed elsewhere 24 July 2016 4115
24dash.com Delay likely on Higher Value and Pay to Stay 22 July 2016 4114
Morning Star London public sector staff can buy just one third of a house 20 July 2016 4112
24dash.com Over 87,000 London children without permanent home 19 July 2016 4111
Guardian Will Theresa May try to fix broken housing market? 19 July 2016 4110
Guardian Cameron's housing legacy - May must clean up the mess 18 July 2016 4109
Morning Star Generation Rent will pay £44,000 more than parents 18 July 2016 4108
24dash.com New Housing Minister announced 18 July 2016 4107
Morning Star Sisters Uncut occupy Hackney flat 11 July 2016 4101
24dash.com Council house building needs renaissance 08 July 2016 4100
Guardian Scrapping RTB in Wales to protect vulnerable families 07 July 2016 4099
Guardian Government rent rises of 350% will lead to social cleansing 06 July 2016 4098
Inside Housing S&P downgrades association credit ratings after referendum 05 July 2016 4097
Inside Housing Councils step up raids on housing budgets 04 July 2016 4096
24dash.com Wales ready to abolish Right to Buy 04 July 2016 4095
Guardian Construction becomes first casualty of Brexit 04 July 2016 4094
Wordpress Starving council housing of funds 25 June 2016 4093
24dash.com Construction industry faces Brexit turmoil 24 June 2016 4092
Guardian Housing needs will be pushed to one side in brexit 24 June 2016 4091
Cambridge News Cambridgeshire - £170m for affordable housing 22 June 2016 4090
Guardian US housing crisis is a stark warning for the UK after Housing Act 21 June 2016 4089
Morning Star First time buyers scheme fails those in most need 21 June 2016 4088
Inside Housing European Investment Bank would reduce funding if Leave wins 16 June 2016 4087
24dash.com London rounds on government over housing 16 June 2016 4086
Socialist Worker Join national protest to axe Housing Act 15 June 2016 4085
Guardian Refusenik Reverend 09 June 2016 4084
24dash.com Universal Credit leads to rent arrears 07 June 2016 4081
Cambridge News Council housing has to take priority 06 June 2016 4080
Guardian Problem is not foreign investors - it's where the money goes 03 June 2016 4078
Guardian Who owns our land? 02 June 2016 4077
Guardian Battle for genuinely affordable housing 01 June 2016 4076
Cambridge News We need affordable homes - Cambridge 31 May 2016 4075
Wordpress Bedroom tax tenants and LAs note well! 30 May 2016 4074
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
Guardian Will Tories crawl back on housing policy in Queen's speech? 17 May 2016 4062
24dash.com Sadiq slams Boris over new housing audit 17 May 2016 4063
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
Inside Housing Council sell-off rules to face parliamentary scrutiny 14 April 2016 4027
24dash.com Lords deliver Right to Buy blow 14 April 2016 4026
Daily Telegraph No end in sight for Generation Rent 14 April 2016 4025
Inside Housing Higher power 14 April 2016 4028
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
Guardian House of Lords defeats some of plans for starter homes 12 April 2016 4019
Guardian Hpousing bill needs changes 12 April 2016 4018
24dash.com Lords' amendments give government headache 12 April 2016 4020
Inside Housing Multiple defeats for government on starter homes 12 April 2016 4021
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
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