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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
Guardian Council proposes £1,000 fines for homeless sleeping in tents 24 November 2017 4709
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 We need a housing revolution, the chancellor gave us sticking plaster 23 November 2017 4706
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
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 Give councils more borrowing powers 20 November 2017 4696
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
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
Morning Star Families living in multimillion pound death trap 09 November 2017 4681
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
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
24dash.co.uk ONS provisionally reclassifies housing associations out of public sector 01 November 2017 4676
Guardian The wrecking ball swings at Moscow 01 November 2017 4675
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
Guardian UC behind rising rent arrears and food bank use 23 October 2017 4662
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
Observer U-turn on housing benefit cap for mentally ill and elderly 23 October 2017 4664
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 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
Independent Suicidal despair: Chaos at heart of Universal Credit system 13 October 2017 4652
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
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
Guardian How did crisis in social housing happen? 05 October 2017 4637
24dash.co.uk Government announces rent settlement from 2020 05 October 2017 4638
Inside Housing Right to Buy sales drop off 05 October 2017 4640
24dash.co.uk SHOUT responds to conference speech 05 October 2017 4639
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 Corbyn pledges will halt social cleansing 29 September 2017 4627
Guardian Labour council opposes housing ballot proposal 29 September 2017 4628
24dash.co.uk Legal loophole stops social homebuilding in Kensington & Chelsea 28 September 2017 4626
Morning Star Corbyn: We will end social cleansing 28 September 2017 4625
Guardian Corbyn has declared war on Labour councils over housing 28 September 2017 4624
Guardian Grenfell: Council to terminate contract with property managers 28 September 2017 4623
Guardian Corbyn promises rent controls and clampdown on gentrification 27 September 2017 4619
Inside Housing Labour conference votes for tenant ballots on regeneration 27 September 2017 4622
Guardian Central Londonn housing block empty for 7 years 27 September 2017 4620
Inside Housing Corbyn announces social housing review 27 September 2017 4621
24dash.co.uk Grenfel lsurvivors forcedto use foodbanks 26 September 2017 4617
Inside Housing Labour conference to vote on balloting tenants over regeneration 26 September 2017 4618
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
Socialist Worker Inquiry into Grenfell carves out residents 20 September 2017 4608
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
Inside Housing Councils to lose voting rights (on stock transfer associations) 18 September 2017 4607
Socialist Worker 'We will not settle for whitewash' say Grenfell residents 14 September 2017 4606
Guardian Grenfell inquiry opens with survivors' confidence low 14 September 2017 4605
Guardian Only 2% of council tower blocks have full sprinkler system 13 September 2017 4603
Inside Housing Sharma refuses request for help funding sprinklers in high rises 13 September 2017 4604
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
Guardian Grenfell: May accepts Tory council did not help quickly enough 24 August 2017 4598
Cambridge News 'Even Dick Turpin had the common decency to wear a mask' 23 August 2017 4597
24dash.com Brexit cuts off cash for social housing 22 August 2017 4596
Guardian The way tenants are treated is stain on modern Britain 21 August 2017 4595
Morning Star How Tory Britain makes people homeless 21 August 2017 4594
Inside Housing Khan joins Labour MPs criticising Grenfell inquiry 15 August 2017 4593
24dash.co.uk Grenfell inquiry 15 August 2017 4592
24dash.co.uk Councils cannot afford work on high-rises; LGA 12 August 2017 4589
Morning Star Two months on an only 14 families rehoused 12 August 2017 4588
24dash.co.uk Evacuations over new fears for tower block homes 12 August 2017 4590
Guardian Social housing - it's a basic human right 11 August 2017 4586
Morning Star Renewed focus on council housing thanks to Corbyn 11 August 2017 4587
Guardian Outsourcing is killing local democracy 10 August 2017 4585
Morning Star Rough sleeping set to increase by 76% in 10 years 10 August 2017 4584
24dash.co.uk Tenants 'struggling to put roof over their heads' 07 August 2017 4583
Guardian Grenfell must be a turning point 07 August 2017 4582
Guardian Right to shelter should trump profiteering 04 August 2017 4581
Inside Housing Morning briefing: the state of social housing 02 August 2017 4579
Guardian Names of wealthy empty home owners near Grenfell revealed 01 August 2017 4578
Inside Housing Cardiff council suspends Right to Buy 31 July 2017 4577
Socialist Worker Grenfell: corporate manslaughter charges not enough 28 July 2017 4576
Guardian Social housing system is being dismantled 27 July 2017 4575
Inside Housing Haringey vehicle has few solid guarantees for tenants 17 July 2017 4574
24dash.co.uk Grenfell: Corbyn challenges PM over wider inquiry 17 July 2017 4573
Morning Star Politicians should be held to account for 'social murder' 17 July 2017 4572
Morning Star Grenfell Tower - deadly results of council housing starved of funds 17 July 2017 4571
Guardian Grenfell - How we've lost our housing rights 13 July 2017 4570
Socialist Worker Four weeks after the Grenfell fire 13 July 2017 4569
Guardian Grenfell borough worst record for housing homeless 10 July 2017 4568
Inside Housing Single parents more than half of households hit by benefit cap 06 July 2017 4567
Inside Housing Haringey votes through £2 billion vehicle amid protest 04 July 2017 4566
Morning Star Haringey MPs urge council to scrap gentrification plans 04 July 2017 4565
24dash.co.uk Labour adds to front bench housing team 03 July 2017 4563
Guardian How power operates in modern Britain: with absolute contempt 03 July 2017 4562
Guardian Council homes sold almost 3 times as fast as new ones built 28 June 2017 4560
Guardian Tragedy shows system has failed UK citizens 26 June 2017 4559
Morning Star Austerity kills 26 June 2017 4558
Observer Decent homes...has social housing dream died? 25 June 2017 4557
Guardian Mcdonnell: 'Grenfell victims murdered by political decisions' 25 June 2017 4556
Inside Housing Grenfell residents could be hit by bedroom tax 23 June 2017 4555
Guardian Housing inequality kills 23 June 2017 4554
Guardian Grenfell - police considering manslaughter charges 23 June 2017 4553
Morning Star Posh locals contempt for survivors of Grenfell fire 23 June 2017 4552
Keep our council homes Grenfell: deadly consequences of under-funding of council housing 22 June 2017 4550
Guardian Theresa May legally safe but morally wanting on Grenfell 22 June 2017 4551
Guardian Grenfell families to be rehoused in flats (Social Housing) at luxury complex 21 June 2017 4549
Socialist Worker Murderous contempt for poor people's lives goes to the top 21 June 2017 4548
Inside Housing Council leader: lift borrowing restrictions 20 June 2017 4542
24dash.co.uk Javid challenged over safety warnings 20 June 2017 4541
24dash.co.uk Government urged to rip up housing policy to help Grenfell survivors 20 June 2017 4540
Guardian Grenfell fire was end result of disdainful housing policy 20 June 2017 4539
Guardian Grenfell fire is legacy of extensive out sourcing 20 June 2017 4538
Morning Star Corbyn right to call for empty homes to be occupied 19 June 2017 4537
Morning Star Seize files now to stop cover up of crimes 19 June 2017 4536
Daily Mail Fireproof cladding at Grenfell 'would have cost just £5,000 more' 18 June 2017 4534
Inside Housing Grenfell: Fire in 2010 caused no injuries 16 June 2017 4532
Daily Mirror Mass fight breaks out outside Kensington town hall 16 June 2017 4525
Guardian Theresa too scared to meet Grenfell survivors. She's finished. 16 June 2017 4526
Guardian Kensington: capital's rich and poor 16 June 2017 4527
Guardian Grenfell Tower locals: 'Where are we going to live?' 16 June 2017 4528
Guardian How do we get over Grenfell tower? We don't. 16 June 2017 4529
Inside Housing Kensington &Chelsea TMO appointed 'competitively priced' fire risk assessment consultant 16 June 2017 4531
24dash.co.uk Barwell blanks questions over fire review report 16 June 2017 4533
Guardian Grenfell Tower - the terrible price of inequality 16 June 2017 4530
Socialist Worker Tories must answer for deaths in Grenfell fire 15 June 2017 4519
The Sun 'Seize luxury homes' Corbyn call for govt to take empty houses for Grenfell survivors 15 June 2017 4524
Daily Mail Homes of rich in Kensington should be SEIZED for Grenfell Tower residents, says Corbyn 15 June 2017 4523
Morning Star Grenfell residents warned of fire tragedy 15 June 2017 4522
Inside Housing Paying for tower block safety 15 June 2017 4521
24dash.com Call for urgent review of building regulations 15 June 2017 4520
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