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Morning Star Only 14 Grenfell families rehoused 20 October 2017 4660
Guardian Council housing can be beautiful 20 October 2017 4659
24dash.co.uk Labour secures debate on supported housing 20 October 2017 4661
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 Suicidal despair: Chaos at heart of Universal Credit system 13 October 2017 4652
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
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
24dash.co.uk Javid: HRA borrowing cap can be lifted for fire safety 11 October 2017 4649
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
Guardian My generation needs housing revolution, not empty promises 05 October 2017 4636
Inside Housing An important argument has been partly won (???) 05 October 2017 4641
Inside Housing Right to Buy sales drop off 05 October 2017 4640
24dash.co.uk SHOUT responds to conference speech 05 October 2017 4639
24dash.co.uk Government announces rent settlement from 2020 05 October 2017 4638
Guardian How did crisis in social housing happen? 05 October 2017 4637
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
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 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 Labour council opposes housing ballot proposal 29 September 2017 4628
Guardian Corbyn pledges will halt social cleansing 29 September 2017 4627
Guardian Grenfell: Council to terminate contract with property managers 28 September 2017 4623
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
Inside Housing Corbyn announces social housing review 27 September 2017 4621
Inside Housing Labour conference votes for tenant ballots on regeneration 27 September 2017 4622
Guardian Corbyn promises rent controls and clampdown on gentrification 27 September 2017 4619
Guardian Central Londonn housing block empty for 7 years 27 September 2017 4620
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
Guardian Why are housing association flats lying empty? 20 September 2017 4610
Morning Star NHF: Spending on social housing hits record low 20 September 2017 4609
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
Morning Star How Tory Britain makes people homeless 21 August 2017 4594
Guardian The way tenants are treated is stain on modern Britain 21 August 2017 4595
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 Evacuations over new fears for tower block homes 12 August 2017 4590
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
Morning Star Renewed focus on council housing thanks to Corbyn 11 August 2017 4587
Guardian Social housing - it's a basic human right 11 August 2017 4586
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
Morning Star Haringey MPs urge council to scrap gentrification plans 04 July 2017 4565
Inside Housing Haringey votes through £2 billion vehicle amid protest 04 July 2017 4566
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
Guardian Theresa May legally safe but morally wanting on Grenfell 22 June 2017 4551
Keep our council homes Grenfell: deadly consequences of under-funding of council housing 22 June 2017 4550
Socialist Worker Murderous contempt for poor people's lives goes to the top 21 June 2017 4548
Guardian Grenfell families to be rehoused in flats (Social Housing) at luxury complex 21 June 2017 4549
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
Guardian Grenfell Tower locals: 'Where are we going to live?' 16 June 2017 4528
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 - the terrible price of inequality 16 June 2017 4530
Inside Housing Kensington &Chelsea TMO appointed 'competitively priced' fire risk assessment consultant 16 June 2017 4531
Inside Housing Grenfell: Fire in 2010 caused no injuries 16 June 2017 4532
24dash.co.uk Barwell blanks questions over fire review report 16 June 2017 4533
Guardian How do we get over Grenfell tower? We don't. 16 June 2017 4529
24dash.com Call for urgent review of building regulations 15 June 2017 4520
Socialist Worker Tories must answer for deaths in Grenfell fire 15 June 2017 4519
Inside Housing Paying for tower block safety 15 June 2017 4521
Morning Star Grenfell residents warned of fire tragedy 15 June 2017 4522
Daily Mail Homes of rich in Kensington should be SEIZED for Grenfell Tower residents, says Corbyn 15 June 2017 4523
The Sun 'Seize luxury homes' Corbyn call for govt to take empty houses for Grenfell survivors 15 June 2017 4524
24dash.com Bedroom tax and reconciliation 12 June 2017 4500
Guardian Housing policy now rests on new minister - and DUP 12 June 2017 4499
Morning Star Film exposes attacks on Britain's council estates 08 June 2017 4498
24dash.com Housing dept will start in first 100 days 06 June 2017 4497
24dash.com Labour offers new deal on housing 05 June 2017 4496
Inside Housing Barwell on the beat 03 June 2017 4485
Inside Housing Barwell: new homes for 'social rent' will be at 'affordable' rent levels 02 June 2017 4484
Guardian Home sweet homes: housing manifestos 01 June 2017 4483
Guardian Conservatives pledge more homes but no-one will be left to buuild them 01 June 2017 4482
24dash.com Call to stop immigration worsening housing crisis 30 May 2017 4481
Morning Star Shelter: Whoever wins, they'll need to build 500,000 homes 29 May 2017 4480
Inside Housing Revealed: less than half of Right to Buy replacements for social rent 26 May 2017 4479
ARCH newsletter No mention of High Value Levy in conservative manifesto 26 May 2017 4477
Morning Star Protesters call for repeal of Housing Act 26 May 2017 4478
Guardian The great London property squeeze 25 May 2017 4476
Inside Housing Councils defend record after Tory manifesto criticism 24 May 2017 4475
24dash.com Greens unveil housing plans 22 May 2017 4474
24dash.com Leader's debate - housing crisis on the agenda 19 May 2017 4473
Guardian Conservative victory will see housing crisis continue 19 May 2017 4472
Morning Star Families stage demo as eviction looms 19 May 2017 4471
24dash.com Conservatives pledge 1.5 million homes by 2022 18 May 2017 4470
Guardian Buy-to-let millionaire (very fat cat) faces legal action 17 May 2017 4469
24dash.com Labour manifesto - the reaction 16 May 2017 4468
24dash.com Corbyn commits to a million new homes 16 May 2017 4467
Inside Housing Labour sets out housing pledges at manifesto launch 16 May 2017 4466
Inside Housing Conservatives' social rent plans - 10 unanswered questions 15 May 2017 4460
Morning Star Labour dismisses Tory housing plan 15 May 2017 4459
Guardian 'Spin with no substance': Tory housing pledge 14 May 2017 4456
24dash.com We'll build 300,000 homes, Libdems pledge 14 May 2017 4458
Guardian May appeal to low-paid with social housing pledge 14 May 2017 4457
Wordpress Homelessness and the Housing Revenue Account (Swindon) 12 May 2017 4453
ARCH newsletter The case for council housing 12 May 2017 4454
Red Brick Can Labour deliver 100,000 social homes annually within 5 years? 12 May 2017 4455
Guardian Housing policy needs to be based on evidence 11 May 2017 4452
Guardian At last, a plan to tackle the housing crisis 10 May 2017 4451
Guardian Councils sold off houses, now buying them back - for milllions 10 May 2017 4450
24dash.com Corbyn launches election campaign with million homes pledge 09 May 2017 4449
Inside Housing Smoking ban for social tenants would reinforce class divides 08 May 2017 4448
Morning Star Britain needs land reformj 06 May 2017 4447
Guardian Conservative election victory could spell end of council housing 05 May 2017 4446
Inside Housing West Midlands selected as Right to Buy pilot region 04 May 2017 4445
Socialist Worker Labour's pledge on housing is 'wrong way round' 03 May 2017 4444
Inside Housing MPs: Scrap housing revenue account cap 02 May 2017 4443
Guardian 'Naked homes' taps into the horror of housing need 28 April 2017 4442
Inside Housing Corbyn adds housing associations to 500,000 homes pledge 27 April 2017 4441
24dash.com Campaign clash over housing 27 April 2017 4440
Guardian Corbyn attack on Tories' houebuilding record 27 April 2017 4439
Morning Star Labour home building beats Tories by 50% 27 April 2017 4438
Inside Housing Have Conservatives built twice as much council housing as Labour? 26 April 2017 4437
Guardian Housing associations...have lost their way 24 April 2017 4436
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