I remember Sheffield when the council used to have control of the housing :-(
Some people have very short memories of what it was like then. Most of the homes that weren't ghetto flats would probably still have outside toilets and no windows and any chance of getting involved would be non existent unless you were content just to be told what the housing department was going to do to you.
Oh well back to the council playing politics with peoples homes. Just like the Westminster politicians. Only the tenants suffer whilst the lefties score political points!