Housing and Health Emergency Rally and Summit – 19th & 20th February 2021

Join us at our online rally on the 19th February 2021 and our summit the following day on the 20th February to discuss the current housing and health emergency the UK is facing. The rally will take place on our Youtube and Facebook pages and the summit will be held via Zoom. Email us for the Zoom login details.

We’ll be planning action on the following issues:

Evictions • Demolitions • Disrepair • Homelessness • Dangerous cladding • Overcrowding • Slumlords • Privatisation • Corruption • Broken planning • Unaffordable rents • Grenfell • Empty homes • Gentrification • Food-banks • Poverty • Ill-health

We’re getting a very encouraging response, with some excellent speakers lined-up – help us spread the word by sharing the Facebook event.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Next Online Organising Meeting – 13th February 2021, 11am

Our next organising meeting is Saturday 13th February 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.   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 previous meetings can be found in our Resources.

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:

Our survey has confirmed how tenants, and especially private 
renters and those who are ill, are struggling.  You can see the initial 
results here: