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2 Central government should fund HA Right to Buy, says CLG committee 10 February 2016 3927
Daily Mirror Four times Cameron misled over housing in PMQs 10 February 2016 3926
Guardian Righ to Buy puts 40% of ex-council homes into private rental 10 February 2016 3928
Guardian Homelessness crisis among young people 09 February 2016 3925
24dash.com Starter homes and shared ownership may not deliver additional homes 08 February 2016 3924
Guardian Housing crisis - we must answer three questions 08 February 2016 3923
Daily Mirror Duncan Smith spends £50,000 defending bedroom tax 08 February 2016 3922
Daily Mirror George Osborne's 'tenant tax' 07 February 2016 3919
Observer 'Pay to Stay' will force families out of council homes 07 February 2016 3918
24dash.com Graduates with little hope of housing 05 February 2016 3917
Guardian Attack on social housing also attack on older people 05 February 2016 3916
24dash.com Estate regeneration to cause large loss of social housing 04 February 2016 3915
24dash.com Entire generation could be priced out of London 03 February 2016 3912
Morning Star Housing Bill will create ghettos 03 February 2016 3911
Guardian Day in court showed misery of Britain's housing policy 02 February 2016 3910
Morning Star Social Housing stitch-up 02 February 2016 3909
Morning Star Hundreds say kill Tory Housing Bill 01 February 2016 3908
Guardian Levy on luxury homes would net £86 million for social housing 30 January 2016 3902
Guardian Housing blew up global economy in 2008... 29 January 2016 3901
Independent Social housing faces 'slow death' 29 January 2016 3900
Daily Mirror Cowardly Duncan Smith ducks MPs questions on bedroom tax 28 January 2016 3897
24dash.com Opinion: What bedroom tax decisions mean 28 January 2016 3899
Daily Mirror Tories' U-turn on housing cut 28 January 2016 3898
Guardian Appeal court rules bedroom tax discriminatory in two cases 27 January 2016 3892
Daily Mirror What is the bedroom tax and why is it a problem? 27 January 2016 3893
Daily Mail Bedroom tax ruled 'discriminatory' 27 January 2016 3894
24dash.com Lords to start 'proper scrutiny' of Housing Bill 27 January 2016 3896
Guardian Cameron will not redevelop 'sink' estates without a fight 27 January 2016 3895
Guardian Benefit cap on social housing will leave thousands homeless 26 January 2016 3888
Guardian Last chance to restrain Housing Bill is with the Lords 26 January 2016 3889
Daily Mirror War on social housing to be attacked by peers 26 January 2016 3886
Inside Housing 4 in 10 schemes could close under housing benefit cut 26 January 2016 3891
Guardian Is immigration causing housing crisis? 26 January 2016 3890
Morning Star Workers hit hardest by vicious Housing Bill 26 January 2016 3887
Independent Rising rents and low wages fuel housing benefit bill 25 January 2016 3885
Observer Shelter about to turn 50 but housing still in crisis 24 January 2016 3884
Guardian Ministers want rid of social housing, former civil service chief to say 23 January 2016 3883
Daily Mail Mother facing eviction after son's suicide found hanged with letter attacking bexdroom tax nearby 23 January 2016 3882
Guardian Is Uruguay's uber-rich gated city a glimpse of our future? 21 January 2016 3881
Guardian Housing bill sounds death-knell for genuinely affordable homes 20 January 2016 3880
Guardian In filthy,dangerous accomodation, Britain's hidden homeless suffering 20 January 2016 3879
Guardian Cameron cannot blitz poverty by bulldozing estates 19 January 2016 3878
Daily Telegraph When did it become a human right to own your own home? 14 January 2016 3873
Daily Mirror Why Tories refused to make homes fit for human habitation 14 January 2016 3872
Guardian A tale of two 'brutalist' housing estates 14 January 2016 3875
24dash.com PMQs: Debate over housing in full 14 January 2016 3876
Morning Star Cameron's social cleansing of Britain 14 January 2016 3874
Guardian Corbyn attacks Cameron over half-baked sink estates plan 13 January 2016 3871
Socialist Worker Tories using housing as weapon in class war 13 January 2016 3870
Daily Mirror Tories killing communities 12 January 2016 3866
Inside Housing 'Lifetime' tenancies to remain for transferring tenants 12 January 2016 3869
Guardian Is bulldozing the answer? 12 January 2016 3868
Guardian Tory bill could cost UK nearly 200,000 council houses 12 January 2016 3867
Guardian Cameron 'Squeezed' 11 January 2016 3865
Independent Cameron's ideas for council estates as ill-informed as they are patronising 11 January 2016 3864
Observer Housing crisis hits 1960s levels 10 January 2016 3863
24dash.com Zac Goldsmith - 'London social housing percentage unusually high' 08 January 2016 3862
Guardian Tories made 'affordable housing' a meaningless term 07 January 2016 3861
Morning Star Two million families spend more than half income on housing 07 January 2016 3860
Guardian The end of council housing? 07 January 2016 3859
Morning Star Tenants mourn end of secure tenancies 06 January 2016 3856
Socialist Worker Stop all-out attack on social housing 06 January 2016 3855
Guardian Government criticised for holding housing bill debate lasting until 2 am. 06 January 2016 3857
Guardian A STEEL-TOOTHED POVERTY TRAP - 3 tenants on misery of 'pay to stay' 06 January 2016 3858
Guardian Housing bill will do nothing for those in need iof a decent home 05 January 2016 3853
Morning Star Hundreds to protest against Housing Bill 05 January 2016 3852
Inside Housing PM pledges 'two for one' replacement in London 05 January 2016 3854
Morning Star Public land sold off for starter homes 04 January 2016 3849
Guardian Five steps to fixing UK's housing crisis in 2016 04 January 2016 3851
Morning Star Millions of families stay cold for a roof 04 January 2016 3850
Wordpress Tory government housing strategy 03 January 2016 3844
Cambridge News Eight storey block of flats set for approval despite affordable housing fears 03 January 2016 3843
Guardian Revealed: housebuilders sitting on 600,000 plots of land 30 December 2015 3836
Guardian 2015 in housing - 12 months of growing crisis 29 December 2015 3835
Daily Mirror Foodbank forced to turn families away 24 December 2015 3834
Daily Mirror Rent costs to soar for half a million disabled and elderly 24 December 2015 3833
Huffington Post Corbyn unveils plans to tackle housing crisis 24 December 2015 3832
Guardian Bedroom tax stories shocking 22 December 2015 3830
Morning Star Homeless households have doubled since 2010 22 December 2015 3828
Guardian Household debt rises to £40 billion 22 December 2015 3829
Guardian UK buyers need to save 24 years to get on housing ladder 21 December 2015 3827
Inside Housing Bedroom tax tenants fail to downsize 18 December 2015 3821
Guardian UK's most unaffordable city 18 December 2015 3820
Daily Mirror Bedroom tax leaves people hungry, Duncan Smith's dept admits 18 December 2015 3819
Guardian Homelss families in Bed and Breakfast hit 12 year high 17 December 2015 3817
Guardian Bedroom tax - 3 in 4 cut back on food 17 December 2015 3816
Inside Housing 9 in 10 universal credit tenants in arrears 17 December 2015 3818
Morning Star Five years of failure 17 December 2015 3815
Independent Right to Buy extension to associations not backed by powers to force sale 15 December 2015 3798
Keep our council homes Council rent cut - suspend payment of debt 15 December 2015 3797
Morning Star March for homes to take on Tory attack 14 December 2015 3796
Observer Are you a council tenant? Then you must be punished. 13 December 2015 3795
Morning Star Flat on ex-council estate going for £500K 12 December 2015 3790
Guardian Slump in new public housing 12 December 2015 3791
Inside Housing Splash down - 'Starter Homes' 12 December 2015 3792
Guardian End of life tenancies a costly mistake 11 December 2015 3789
Inside Housing Housing's 'new dawn' 10 December 2015 3788
Guardian East Anglia overtakes London house price growth 10 December 2015 3787
Guardian Council tenants lose 'lifetime' right to live in property 10 December 2015 3786
Guardian The dream of social housing is being chiselled away 10 December 2015 3785
Morning Star Bedroom tax robs families of £572 a year 09 December 2015 3784
Guardian Right to buy - a history 08 December 2015 3783
Guardian There's no place like home 08 December 2015 3782
The Cambridge Commons The struggle for social housing 06 December 2015 3781
Inside Housing Labour attempts to water down Pay to Stay 03 December 2015 3780
Guardian Property-owning drive criticised by housing expert 02 December 2015 3779
Guardian Number of 'affordable' homes jumps - but decline for social rent 02 December 2015 3778
Guardian I'm a tenant, but I won't shut up 01 December 2015 3775
Guardian London public land sell-off will create 'Paris ghettos' 01 December 2015 3774
Wordpress Swindon's housing action campaign 01 December 2015 3776
Wordpress Let them live in garages 01 December 2015 3777
Cambridge News Shocking number of second homes in Cambridge 30 November 2015 3772
Guardian Lambeth wanted to demolish our homes 30 November 2015 3773
Guardian Osborne slipped social housing obituary into Autumn statement 28 November 2015 3771
Inside Housing Concern over social tenant HB cap 26 November 2015 3770
Inside Housing 10 year rule for RTB pilot 26 November 2015 3769
Guardian Spending Review 2015: 25 November 2015 3768
Morning Star Council's plan for social cleansing sparks fury 24 November 2015 3758
Guardian Privatising UK social housing won't work - just look at Europe 24 November 2015 3759
Inside Housing Tenant wins high court victory 24 November 2015 3761
24dash.com Council hits out at Pay to Stay scheme 24 November 2015 3760
Guardian Where will we live? 23 November 2015 3757
Independent Right to Buy will cut new-build social housing 23 November 2015 3756
Guardian Housing crisis will only be made wor4se by this bill 21 November 2015 3755
Guardian Europe's escalating housing crisis 19 November 2015 3751
Red Brick Going into hibernation 19 November 2015 3750
Inside Housing Landlords plan repair cuts 19 November 2015 3753
24dash.com DCLG housebuilding statistics split opinion 19 November 2015 3752
Inside Housing Stormont deal will nullify bedroom tax 18 November 2015 3749
24dash.com Alison Comley - 18 November 2015 3748
Guardian Who lives in the 4.1 million social homes? 18 November 2015 3747
Guardian Not against home ownership, just the destruction of social housing 18 November 2015 3746
Morning Star Shortage of social housing drives prices to record high 18 November 2015 3745
Guardian Lack of affordable homes will exclude 350,000 by 2020 16 November 2015 3744
Guardian Cambridge residents march against lack of affordable housing 14 November 2015 3743
Cambridge News Hundreds march through Cambridge for affordable housing 14 November 2015 3742
Guardian Housing is next target in dismantling of the welfare state 11 November 2015 3741
Inside Housing TAROE future under threat 11 November 2015 3740
Guardian What price 'affordability'? 11 November 2015 3739
Morning Star Woman and child evicted after council breaks promise 11 November 2015 3738
Cambridge News Day of action planned to tackle Cambridge's housing crisis 11 November 2015 3737
24dash.com Victoria Coren Mitchell calls for housing revolution 09 November 2015 3736
Inside Housing Oxford house building plans 'canned' 06 November 2015 3733
Morning Star Rent cut won't benefit in-work social renters 05 November 2015 3732
Guardian Protesters occupy Airbnb HQ 03 November 2015 3726
BBC News Right to Buy defended as Housing Bill debated 03 November 2015 3722
Daily Mirror Mum and I were relieved to get council home 03 November 2015 3723
Guardian Goldsmith calls for more affordable homes in London 03 November 2015 3725
24dash.com Libdems criticise proposals to sell off social housing 03 November 2015 3727
24dash.com Clark pledges to end 'lost decade' 03 November 2015 3728
Inside Housing Housing Bill passes through commons 03 November 2015 3729
Inside Housing Moody's: Response to ONS decision - 'credit negative' 03 November 2015 3730
Red Brick Death by regulation - Housing and Planning Bill 03 November 2015 3731
Morning Star Housing Bill takes us badck to Victorian era 03 November 2015 3724
Observer New housing and planning bill a disaster for affordable homes 01 November 2015 3721
Guardian Move into the public sector could signal the end of Housing assoiations 30 October 2015 3718
Keep our council homes Housing advisory forum calls for compensation for loss of income from rent cut 30 October 2015 3713
Inside Housing Housing Associations reclassified as public sector 30 October 2015 3714
ARCH newsletter Review of 'lifetime' tenancies 30 October 2015 3715
ARCH newsletter 'Pay to stay' response 30 October 2015 3716
24dash.com HAs part of public debt, ONS rules 30 October 2015 3719
24dash.com Healey tells Minister to come clean over ONS verdict 30 October 2015 3720
Guardian Majority of HAs to be reclassified as public bodies 30 October 2015 3717
Inside Housing Government plans to scrap 'lifetime' tenancies 29 October 2015 3712
24dash.com £45 billion raised from RTB sales (up to 2010/11) 29 October 2015 3711
Daily Telegraph London on course to become house price bubble fatality 29 October 2015 3710
24dash.com Twenty unanswered questions 27 October 2015 3708
Guardian Housing crisis means strangers sleeping two to a bed 27 October 2015 3707
Guardian Tory policy encourages people to work less hard or lose home 27 October 2015 3706
Guardian Housing Bill will be catastrophic for London, says Sadiq Khan 26 October 2015 3700
24dash.com Clark: HAs will be paid in full for RTB 24 October 2015 3698
Surrey Comet Kingston's Community Housing Trust overwhelmingly rejected 23 October 2015 3697
Guardian Chinese property developers race to top of London's skyline 22 October 2015 3695
Guardian Lawyers criticise decision to prosecute housing protester 22 October 2015 3694
Inside Housing Kerslake: Starter Homes mean 'affordable housing' term useless 22 October 2015 3696
Guardian Developers at Property Fair plotting to demolish homes 21 October 2015 3693
Wordpress Pay MORE to stay - £230 pw increase 20 October 2015 3692
Guardian No-one asked tenants if they want RTB or lower rent 20 October 2015 3691
Guardian RTB deal backed by only 55% of housing associations 17 October 2015 3690
Independent Nicola Sturgeon pledges 50,000 affordable homes 16 October 2015 3687
Guardian Farron blasts Cameron's assault on social housing 16 October 2015 3689
Guardian Children dying at sharp end of housing crisis 16 October 2015 3688
Guardian Tories are the real villains in housing crisis, not councils 15 October 2015 3684
Inside Housing Landlords concerned over RTB 'grant' 15 October 2015 3686
Guardian Personal stories of bedroom tax 15 October 2015 3685
Inside Housing A fishy deal? 13 October 2015 3683
24dash.com John Healey's urgent question to House of Commmons 13 October 2015 3682
Guardian The human cost of Britain's housing crisis 13 October 2015 3681
Morning Star Councils under HA pressure 13 October 2015 3680
24dash.com PM slams councils 12 October 2015 3679
Morning Star Ministers plot rent rises to squeeze out social tenants 10 October 2015 3673
Guardian 1% rent cut will lead to social housing rent will lead to poorer service 09 October 2015 3672
Cambridge News Is this the end of social housing in Cambridge? 09 October 2015 3671
Guardian Cameron on track to kill off social housing 08 October 2015 3670
Morning Star Cameron's big affordable homes con 08 October 2015 3669
Martin Wicks website Housing Associations capitulate over RTB 08 October 2015 3668
Guardian Affordable homes:Cameron's starter homes not the solution 07 October 2015 3666
24dash.com Affordability will not improve, say sector leaders 07 October 2015 3667
Guardian Osborne's housing-based revival on flawed foundations 06 October 2015 3664
Socialist Worker Homeless pay price of Tory attacks on council housing 05 October 2015 3662
24dash.com RTB deal vote results revealed 05 October 2015 3663
Observer RTB extension branded unworkable by Tory-led council group 04 October 2015 3661
Guardian 15 rented homes in 15 years 04 October 2015 3660
Martin Wicks website Housing Associations capitulate over RTB 04 October 2015 3659
Morning Star Fifth of under-35s forced back home 02 October 2015 3656
24dash.com Statement from Labour housing group on RTB deal 02 October 2015 3657
Inside Housing London mayoral candidates' housing policies 02 October 2015 3658
Morning Star Council slams Tory right to buy scandal 02 October 2015 3655
Inside Housing Almos and councils call for urgent RTB talks 01 October 2015 3654
Inside Housing Councils plot legal challenge over forced RTB sales 30 September 2015 3653
Guardian Corbyn speech: intense focus on social housebuilding 30 September 2015 3652
Inside Housing Labour wants massive increase in council housebuilding 29 September 2015 3651
Guardian Lambeth housing chief attacks grubby RTB deal with Tories 28 September 2015 3650
24dash.com Will RTB deal save or sink the sector? 25 September 2015 3643
Cambridge News South Cambs Tory chief fuming with government 25 September 2015 3638
Daily Telegraph Bank of England warns buy-to-let is next big threat 25 September 2015 3639
Guardian Why we must fight social housing sell-off 25 September 2015 3640
Inside Housing Clark: proposed deal 'changes nothing' about RTB 25 September 2015 3642
Guardian Housing Association chiefs and Tories propose RTB deal 25 September 2015 3641
Guardian Sweets Way - last tenant evicted 24 September 2015 3637
Morning Star Labour council breaks promise to snub privateers 24 September 2015 3636
Wordpress Preparing their excuses beforehand 23 September 2015 3635
Morning Star Newham residents battle against social cleansing 21 September 2015 3633
Morning Star One in three councils failing to replace lost housing 21 September 2015 3634
Observer Broadening of RTB will worsen housing crisis 20 September 2015 3632
Morning Star March against evictions by heroic E15 mums 19 September 2015 3631
Guardian Disabled told; 18 September 2015 3630
Independent Right to Buy: Kensington & Chelsea may lose 97% of homes 17 September 2015 3626
24dash.com Marie from PMQs appalled by housing crisis 17 September 2015 3628
Guardian 113,000 council homes to be sold to pay for RTB2 17 September 2015 3627
24dash.com Cameron vs Corbyn at PMQs; Housing and Welfare dominate 16 September 2015 3625
Guardian Evicting wheel chair user to make way for luxury flats 16 September 2015 3624
24dash.com Corbyn names John Healey as shadow minister for housing 14 September 2015 3623
24dash.com What housing sector could look like under Corbyn 14 September 2015 3622
House of commons briefing paper Rent setting in social housing 04 September 2015 3621
House of commons briefing paper Extending the Right to Buy 04 September 2015 3620
Inside Housing Pay to stay will makr homrs unaffordable 04 September 2015 3619
Inside Housing East London moves fuel out-of-London placement surge 28 August 2015 3617
Guardian Vast social cleansing pushes tens of thousands families out of London 28 August 2015 3616
Morning Star Shelter: only the rich can afford 'starter homes' 27 August 2015 3615
Guardian Right to Buy: housing crisis that Thatcher built 27 August 2015 3614
24dash.com Rent reduction and RTB will lead to sharp fall in public housebuilding 26 August 2015 3613
Guardian Generation rent v landlords 26 August 2015 3612
Wordpress Starving Council Housing of funds 26 August 2015 3611
Guardian 'Affordable' shared ownership flat for £1 million 24 August 2015 3610
Inside Housing Falling over the threshold 22 August 2015 3609
Guardian Let's freeze Right to Buy, right now 19 August 2015 3608
Inside Housing 40% of ex-council flats now rented privately 14 August 2015 3606
Guardian Why Right to Buy has been a disaster 14 August 2015 3605
Inside Housing Right to Buy lets; analysis 14 August 2015 3607
Wordpress Tory war of attrition against council housing 12 August 2015 3601
Inside Housing Second association mulls ditching 'sub-market' rent 12 August 2015 3604
Guardian London will lose half a million homes under Tories, says Sadiq Khan 12 August 2015 3603
Daily Telegraph Jeremy Corbyn vs Margaret Thatcher 12 August 2015 3602
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