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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
HeraldScotland Biggest council house building in a generation 19 August 2016 4146
Inside Housing Memo to the minister 19 August 2016 4145
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
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
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
Guardian RTB is a stake in the heart of social housing 12 August 2016 4139
24dash.com Right to Buy replacements falling sharply 11 August 2016 4136
Guardian Right to Buy reform urged 11 August 2016 4135
Morning Star Council homes stock crumbles 11 August 2016 4134
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
Guardian Those who deny crisis can no longer conceal idiocy 05 August 2016 4130
Inside Housing RTB replacement pledge under threat 05 August 2016 4131
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 Housing crisis: where did it all start to go wrong? 03 August 2016 4125
Guardian Clear up Cameron's housing mess, Gavin Barwell 03 August 2016 4124
24dash.com Home ownership hits 30 year low 02 August 2016 4122
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
Morning Star Scots call time on Thatcher's RTB robbery 02 August 2016 4120
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
Guardian Will Theresa May try to fix broken housing market? 19 July 2016 4110
24dash.com Over 87,000 London children without permanent home 19 July 2016 4111
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
24dash.com Wales ready to abolish Right to Buy 04 July 2016 4095
Guardian Construction becomes first casualty of Brexit 04 July 2016 4094
Inside Housing Councils step up raids on housing budgets 04 July 2016 4096
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 Councils to sell up to £145 million a year to fund RTB 03 May 2016 4047
Guardian Wheels coming off half-baked, ideological housing bill? 03 May 2016 4048
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 Hpousing bill needs changes 12 April 2016 4018
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
24dash.com Lords' amendments give government headache 12 April 2016 4020
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
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
Wordpress Housing association mega-merger abandons social rent new build 08 April 2016 4007
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
Guardian Is shared ownership a vital first step, or slippery slope? 30 March 2016 3997
Morning Star Rising rents force young families out of London 30 March 2016 3996
Guardian If council housing is in such demand, surely private renting is broken? 25 March 2016 3995
24dash.com 'Soaring' homelessness, but Wales bucks trend 24 March 2016 3994
Guardian Only 1 in 10 homes sold under RTB replaced in England 24 March 2016 3993
Cambridge News Johnny Depp highlights sky-high house prices in Cambridge 23 March 2016 3989
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
Guardian Labour counts cost of housing failure 22 March 2016 3986
Independent New DWP secretary Crabb taking his own constituents to court to make them pay Bedroom Tax 22 March 2016 3988
Guardian Nearly a third of MPs are landlords 22 March 2016 3987
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
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
ITV News Thousands march against Housing Bill 13 March 2016 3978
Daily Mail Hundreds protest against Housing bill 13 March 2016 3977
Wordpress Why council housing debt should be written off 11 March 2016 3974
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 Families rally against social cleansing plans 08 March 2016 3971
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
ARCH newsletter Nottingham tenants' letter to House of Lords 04 March 2016 3964
Morning Star Housing bill will increase homelessness 04 March 2016 3966
ARCH newsletter Lords continue to debate housing bill 04 March 2016 3965
'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
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