Our next organising meeting is Saturday 8th August at 11am via Zoom.
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Action plans from last meeting here:
Get in touch if there are housing issues we can help with, or if you
need a hand. Government plans to resume legal evictions from 23 August, will escalate the housing crisis. Tenants are at the front end of this crisis. Millions are broke, insecure and hungry, as inequality is aggravated by the health and
It’s clear whose interests Government is lining up with: Housing
minister Lord Greenhalgh says more evictions are how to end lockdown,
and the Government is pushing owners to convert more commercial
buildings into homes without planning approval and the safety controls
involved. But tenants also won a victory this week, when a district
Court said it’s illegal for landlords to ban tenants claiming housing
benefit (though Government is trying to overturn this by appeal).
We want to step up pressure for Government action to stop a wave of
evictions, suspend rents for those losing income, pay housing and other
benefits from day one, and start work to create 100,000 new council
homes. The Prime Minister is promising more investment in public
infrastructure – but still leaving council housing off his list. We
will work out ways to step up the pressure for investment in new and
reclaimed council homes.
We’ve urged the Labour Party to continue their pledge to reform national housing policy on Labour’s policy forum:
And can you help ensure Bangladeshi tenants see this survey about why
COVID is having such a damaging impact on their community:
Our survey has confirmed how tenants, and especially private
renters and those who are ill, are struggling. You can see the initial