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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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Inside Housing NIHE throws doubt on transfers 26 February 2015 3350
24dash.com English home ownership drops to 29 year low 25 February 2015 3349
Inside Housing Government massively overestimated Right to Buy replacements 24 February 2015 3348
24dash.com 33,000 social homes lost to Right to Buy since 2012 24 February 2015 3347
Morning Star Housing activists will descend on City Hall 23 February 2015 3346
Morning Star Tory twosome attack housing 21 February 2015 3345
Inside Housing Osborne offers cash as Righ to Buy alternative 20 February 2015 3343
Guardian Guinness partnership defers eviction 20 February 2015 3342
Morning Star Occupation forces delay to South London evictions 20 February 2015 3341
Inside Housing Domestic violence victim loses high court bedroom tax case 19 February 2015 3340
Evening Standard Six arrests during eviction of housing activists 19 February 2015 3339
Morning Star Aylesbury activists seize new block 19 February 2015 3338
Socialist Worker Tenants fight back against evictions 18 February 2015 3336
Guardian Battersea huge building project not for Londoners 14 February 2015 3334
24dash.com Sector 'speechless' over plan to give away social homes 13 February 2015 3333
Guardian 'Gifting' council houses is a breathtakingly stupid idea 13 February 2015 3332
Daily Mirror Tory plan to give away council houses dismissed as 'bonkers' 12 February 2015 3331
Morning Star Locals vow to stop bedroom tax eviction 11 February 2015 3330
City Metric Planning loopholes which screw over affordable housing 10 February 2015 3329
Guardian Another economic crash is coming (video) 10 February 2015 3328
Morning Star Renters' Robin Hood could claw back Landlords' bung 10 February 2015 3327
Guardian Private landlords gain £26.7 billion from UK taxpayers 09 February 2015 3325
Morning Star Southwark U-turn over ban on social tenants 09 February 2015 3324
Inside Housing Bedroom tax blow for separated parents 09 February 2015 3326
Socialist Worker Marches and occupation show anger over housing crisis 06 February 2015 3323
24dash.com Official figures masking true scale of homelessness 04 February 2015 3322
Independent Affordable housing? Tell me another... 04 February 2015 3321
24dash.com Mayor (Robin Wales) breached code of conduct in squabble with E15 campaigners 03 February 2015 3320
Guardian Labour condemns housing policy 'chaos' 03 February 2015 3319
Morning Star Thousands brave rain to bash Boris 02 February 2015 3318
Guardian Why march for homes? Focus E15 campaign 01 February 2015 3317
Guardian Why I'm joining march for homes 01 February 2015 3316
Guardian Thousands gather to protest against lack of affordable housing 31 January 2015 3315
Evening Standard Campaigners march to City Hall in protest over London housing crisis 31 January 2015 3314
24dash.com RTB to have devastating impact on London's council housing 27 January 2015 3313
Morning Star Activists construct make-shift home at Lewisham town hall 27 January 2015 3312
Inside Housing Coalition fails to achieve housing goals 27 January 2015 3311
Inside Housing Wrong to Buy 27 January 2015 3310
Red Brick Selling the family silver 27 January 2015 3309
Observer Coalition fails to deliver on RTB pledge to build affordable homes 25 January 2015 3308
24dash.com Tories plan to extend Righ to Buy to housing associations 25 January 2015 3307
Guardian Housing march to protest against lack of affordable homes in London 25 January 2015 3306
Socialist Worker March for homes to fight London's housing crisis 22 January 2015 3302
Wordpress Why is housing benefit bill still rising? 22 January 2015 3305
Wordpress An undisclosed policy of ending social rent 22 January 2015 3304
Wordpress Unsustainable rent increases 22 January 2015 3303
24dash.com Mayor releases £145 million to repair London council homes 21 January 2015 3296
Inside Housing Wot? no social housing 15 January 2015 3295
Evening Standard 'No social housing' in our luxury tower block, boasts developer 15 January 2015 3294
Guardian 'bad policy' sees huge drop in in homes for social rent 15 January 2015 3293
Guardian Families cheated out of homes 13 January 2015 3292
Morning Star Millions syphoned from Right to Buy 12 January 2015 3291
Observer Disabled tenants to challenge bedroom tax in Supreme Court 11 January 2015 3290
Inside Housing Treasury grabs £358m of Right to Buy receipts 09 January 2015 3289
24dash.com Arrears rocket in Wales 08 January 2015 3288
Morning Star Public inquiry to consider unaffordable homes scandal 08 January 2015 3287
24dash.com The privatisation of housing associations is inevitable 07 January 2015 3281
Inside Housing Thousands of children in temporary accommodation this Xmas 27 December 2014 3279
Guardian The scandal of empty buildings 27 December 2014 3278
24dash.com Dolphin Square foundation to buy New Era estate 19 December 2014 3271
Morning Star IDS slammed for bedroom tax smirking 18 December 2014 3270
24dash.com How DWP bedroom tax guidance trumped the law 16 December 2014 3269
Morning Star Ideological cuts and prices kick families out of London 15 December 2014 3267
24dash.com Coalition cuts forcing thousands out of London 15 December 2014 3268
Inside Housing DWP overturns bedroom tax size judgement 11 December 2014 3266
Guardian Record number of homeless families in out of area temporary accommodation 11 December 2014 3265
Morning Star Clinton told to donate to foodbanks 09 December 2014 3264
Inside Housing Red Xmas card 08 December 2014 3263
24dash.com Shop withdraws deeply offensive council estate Xmas card 08 December 2014 3262
Guardian Evictions rocket 04 December 2014 3261
24dash.com Council uncovers 'treehouse' of horror 01 December 2014 3259
Guardian Boris Johnson defends Battersea power station affordable housing levels 01 December 2014 3258
24dash.com Conservative MPs kill off bill to ban revenge evictions 29 November 2014 3257
Guardian Tenant power - how to battle a bad landlord 29 November 2014 3256
Inside Housing Hammersmith and Fulham stock transfer to be 26 November 2014 3255
Morning Star Housing campaigner hit in the face 26 November 2014 3254
Morning Star Bed tax campaigners urge Welsh First Minister to stand up to Westminster 24 November 2014 3253
Observer Revenge evictions 23 November 2014 3252
Inside Housing London borough's tenants opt for council management of homes 20 November 2014 3251
Guardian New Era estate scandal 20 November 2014 3250
Morning Star Panic room bedroom tax victim taken to court 20 November 2014 3249
24dash.com Homelessness - charity reveals record calls for help 19 November 2014 3248
Inside Housing Spare public land could support 2 million new homes 18 November 2014 3247
24dash.com Church of England synod unanimously against unjust bedroom tax 18 November 2014 3246
Inside Housing Housing 2040 17 November 2014 3245
Guardian New Era tenants fear eviction by Christmas 17 November 2014 3244
Wordpress Making crisis of affordability worse 15 November 2014 3242
Wordpress Democracy, Swindon style 15 November 2014 3243
Inside Housing 'Poverty porn': public perceptions of social housing 12 November 2014 3241
24dash.com Research shows nearly 60% British public supports new social housing 12 November 2014 3240
Guardian Story of millionaire Tory MP and tenants facing homelessness 12 November 2014 3239
Guardian No exit - Britain's housing trap 11 November 2014 3237
Inside Housing Thousands of wheelchair users waiting for social housing 11 November 2014 3238
Inside Housing Labour pressure group calls for return of social rent 10 November 2014 3236
Liverpool Echo Bedroom Tax sees Liverpool homes stand empty 08 November 2014 3235
24dash.com Council tenants vote for transfer to ALMO 04 November 2014 3228
Independent Council house sell-off scandal 01 November 2014 3226
24dash.com Sector urges Right to Buy reforms 30 October 2014 3225
Guardian Generation Rent will grow 30 October 2014 3224
Morning Star E15 Mums turn housing association offices into creche 30 October 2014 3223
Morning Star Cameron opts to save bedroom tax rather than give vote on EU 30 October 2014 3222
24dash.com Private renters facing financial meltdown 20 October 2014 3220
Guardian Why we are protesting in Lambeth against the demolition of our homes 18 October 2014 3221
Guardian At yacht parties in Cannes, Councils have been selling our homes from under us 14 October 2014 3217
Inside Housing Libdems vote against scrapping bedroom tax 07 October 2014 3215
Guardian Cable warns of inequalities caused by housing market crisis 07 October 2014 3214
Morning Star Bolton rallies against bedroom tax 06 October 2014 3212
Guardian I apologise to Focus E15 families 06 October 2014 3213
Observer Focus E15 mums fight for right to home - only the start. 05 October 2014 3211
Inside Housing Newham protestors agree to leave occupied flats 02 October 2014 3205
Morning Star Newham farce exposes dreadful political class 01 October 2014 3204
Morning Star Newham council rebuked for aggressive homeless mums response 30 September 2014 3202
Morning Star E15 Mums take protest to council 29 September 2014 3200
24dash.com Govt to urge a million social housing tenants to use Right to Buy 29 September 2014 3201
Guardian Why I'm occupying boarded up London council house 23 September 2014 3199
Inside Housing London council's battle for 11,000 homes 18 September 2014 3198
Salford Star Salford campaign against transfer begins to grow 16 September 2014 3197
Guardian Home ownership becoming 'exclusive members club' 15 September 2014 3195
Inside Housing Salford tenants could vote on transfer 15 September 2014 3196
24dash.com Libdem president calls for right to buy suspension powers 08 September 2014 3188
Wordpress Bedroom tax vote - why I won't be yodelling naked 08 September 2014 3189
Inside Housing MPs vote for bedroom tax changes 05 September 2014 3187
Inside Housing Tenants vote for stock transfer of 19000 homes 04 September 2014 3186
24dash.com UK public would back new era of social housing construction 03 September 2014 3185
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