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Inside Housing Boris admits legitimate concerns over Right to Buy extension 21 May 2015 3473
Inside Housing Rent fears as UK enters deflation 20 May 2015 3472
Morning Star Protesters reoccupy Guinness estate flat 20 May 2015 3471
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
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
24dash.com New party to run housing candidate for Mayor of London 13 May 2015 3463
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
Inside Housing Landlords to rethink strategies following Tory win 08 May 2015 3457
24dash.com What a Conservative government means for housing 08 May 2015 3456
Inside Housing 6 housing policies the coalition will be remembered for 07 May 2015 3455
24dash.com Editor's opinion - the inside story of the housing election 07 May 2015 3454
Guardian London council social cleansing row 07 May 2015 3453
24dash.com Housing associations concerned over Libdems failure to red line RTB 06 May 2015 3451
Cambridge News Cambridge's most expensive apartment 06 May 2015 3448
Wordpress Swindon tenant wins bedroom taxd appeal on room size 06 May 2015 3449
24dash.com Opinion - we're ready to join the Renter's Army 06 May 2015 3452
Morning Star Westminster buys sold off council homes 06 May 2015 3450
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
Inside Housing Surge in families shipped out of London 30 April 2015 3444
Morning Star Put empty homes up for sale - IPPR 30 April 2015 3443
Independent Good case to support rent control 30 April 2015 3442
Independent Over 50,000 families shipped out of London 30 April 2015 3441
24dash.com Shelter: just 43 affordable properties 29 April 2015 3440
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
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
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
Morning Star Liverpool homeless campaigners seize old bank for shelter 20 April 2015 3420
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
24dash.com Right to Buy assault on housing associations 14 April 2015 3410
Inside Housing Tories pledge to extend Right To Buy to housing associations 14 April 2015 3405
Inside Housing Councils forced to sell expensive homes under Tory RTB plan 14 April 2015 3406
Guardian Tories deny RTB housing association pledge is unaffordable 14 April 2015 3407
24dash.com A bad dream? Shocked sector awakes to Tory RTB extension 14 April 2015 3409
Guardian Right to Buy: how will it work? 14 April 2015 3408
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
Inside Housing Councils in rent rebellion 03 April 2015 3400
Guardian Tenant wins battle to stop Westminster moving her out of London 03 April 2015 3399
24dash.com Council spending £140,000 on spiked fence around Aylesbury Estate 01 April 2015 3398
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 Disabled couple's High Court bedroom tax victory 01 April 2015 3397
24dash.com Affordable rent - who charges what? 30 March 2015 3393
24dash.com Shock, anger and dismay at rise in homelessness 30 March 2015 3392
Inside Housing Durham negotiates April stock transfer date 30 March 2015 3391
Guardian Housing: Are we reaching a tipping point? 30 March 2015 3390
Daily Telegraph Rich tenants splash £100 million on London rent in 10 weeks 30 March 2015 3389
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
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
24dash.com Now is the time to build new social housing 19 March 2015 3383
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
Morning Star 'They have the power and we don't have anything' 10 March 2015 3367
Guardian The £50 billion for HS2 would be better spent on new homes 10 March 2015 3368
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
Inside Housing Tories confirm starter homes can replace affordable housing 03 March 2015 3352
Guardian How long should a severely disabled child wait for housing? 03 March 2015 3351
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
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
Guardian Private landlords gain £26.7 billion from UK taxpayers 09 February 2015 3325
Socialist Worker Marches and occupation show anger over housing crisis 06 February 2015 3323
Independent Affordable housing? Tell me another... 04 February 2015 3321
24dash.com Official figures masking true scale of homelessness 04 February 2015 3322
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
Evening Standard Campaigners march to City Hall in protest over London housing crisis 31 January 2015 3314
Guardian Thousands gather to protest against lack of affordable housing 31 January 2015 3315
Red Brick Selling the family silver 27 January 2015 3309
Inside Housing Wrong to Buy 27 January 2015 3310
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
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
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
Inside Housing Wot? no social housing 15 January 2015 3295
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
Guardian The scandal of empty buildings 27 December 2014 3278
Inside Housing Thousands of children in temporary accommodation this Xmas 27 December 2014 3279
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
24dash.com Coalition cuts forcing thousands out of London 15 December 2014 3268
Morning Star Ideological cuts and prices kick families out of London 15 December 2014 3267
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
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