Ken Loach: The Fightback Against Evictions and Poverty – Online Event, November 25th 2020

Homes for All is delighted that Ken Loach will be joining us for an online meeting to discuss building resistance to the growing threat of evictions and poverty.

Loach will join us on 25th November 2020, showing clips from his films to highlight the threat of austerity and evictions.

Then he will take part in a panel discussion with Acorn tenant campaigners, Berlin tenants on winning rent cuts, and others.  We hope you can join in, and get others 
to do the same. See the Facebook event here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1035799210217477 

And stream the event live here from 6.30 PM:

https://www.facebook.com/Homes4AllUK/videos/371209827270500/

Please share and invite friends. We look forward to seeing you there.

Next Online Organising Meeting – 28th November 2020, 11am

Our next organising meeting is Saturday 28th November at 11am via Zoom.

Login details will be emailed to our mailing list – sign up today.

These are very difficult times, but it’s essential we keep up the fight to win Homes for All, not just during a pandemic, but always. The latest lockdown does not include a ban on CV19 evictions. We need to push Government to protect our homes, in the same way they were pushed to reinstate furlough. 

So we are looking to link up and involve others in a determined campaign to prevent more distress, insecurity and homelessness.

Get in touch if there are housing issues we can help with, or if you 
need a hand.

Action plans from the last organising meeting can be found here:

http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/action-points_241020.pdf

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:
https://www.policyforum.labour.org.uk/commissions/homes-for-all

Our survey has confirmed how tenants, and especially private 
renters and those who are ill, are struggling.  You can see the initial 
results here: 
http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/uncategorized/our-survey-confirms-covid-impact-on-tenants/