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Social housing tenants are falsely and unfairly portrayed as 'benefit scroungers' in the national media, say campaigners.
Scotland's social housing stock expected to rise by 25,000, while 120,000 council houses are lost in England.
Leader says party would also give local authorities power to seize properties left vacant.
Tenants living in homes sold under Margaret Thatcher’s scheme now pay twice the rents charged by local authorities.
PM says government will no longer roll out changes that would have capped benefit for social housing and supported homes.
David Orr says Grenfell Tower fire highlighted neglect of sector - government must urgently make money available.
Charities demand action to tackle toll of soaring housing costs, welfare cuts and ‘no fault’ evictions.
Figures from 72 councils show more than 12,000 properties have been sold off since 2014 but only 4,309 have been built.
Investigation into benefits system comes amid mounting evidence that payment delays have left thousands facing eviction.
Guardian investigation reveals recipients falling into rent arrears because of payment delays and forced to turn to food banks.
Women’s Aid says planned government cuts risk destroying finances of refuges for victims of domestic violence in England.
National Housing Federation says the government should free up housing associations to build more affordable homes.
Figures show that replacements for homes sold under the right-to-buy scheme fell by 27% last year, worsening the housing crisis.
Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said the move "marks a major milestone in the Scottish Government’s efforts to build a sustainable housing policy for the future".
People should be able to get on the property ladder without it depleting our social housing stock. We must ensure everybody has a decent place to live.
Housing schemes such as ‘preparatory flats’ that guide lone youngsters on to the renting ladder may be at risk due to further housing benefit cuts.
Change in law would force local authorities to give advice and support to anyone at risk of homelessness.
Government delays implementing policy while it carries out review of impact on tenants in supported housing.
Forcing councils to sell off homes and extending right to buy will further profit private landlords, Commons’ committee finds.
Up to 82,000 specialist homes for most vulnerable residents, including domestic violence victims, at threat of closure.
Shadow housing minister says forcing councils to sell could see homes bought by overseas investors and buy-to-let landlords rather than those in housing need.
David Cameron sets out plan to improve life chances of the ‘left behind’, insisting strategy compatible with welfare cuts.
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