Through the keyhole
If we're to move away from using housing benefit to prop up a dysfunctional housing market, we desperately need to think much more carefully about rent levels and wages, writes Rebecca Tunstall.
The need for 'low impact building', through both 'retrofitting' older properties with new technologies and new builds, is urgent.
Renting in the private sector means an omnipresent lack of stability, the invasion of privacy and the constant threat of being moved on.
"A typical squatter is middle-class, web-savvy, legally minded, university-educated and, most importantly, society-hating," said Mike Weatherley.
Give people a driving seat in housing investment, writes VMC Rozario.
I was homeless from 3 January 2009 to 27 April 2010, and I can tell you - poverty is another country. You have either lived there or you have not.
When Simon Parkin's grandfather moved into a nursing home, his grandmother was left alone in her cold house. Who has it worse, he wonders?
It's not greed, it's not fraud, it's just more people needing help to live their lives, writes Declan Gaffney.
Left with just £18 for food after the bedroom tax, my constituents, like me, will have nothing to eat by the end of the week.
"In one London borough almost half of ex-council properties are now sub-let to tenants."