We are making our statement into an online petition to Parliament, and will need your help to get lots of people signing, to force Government to address it. It is waiting for Parliament to process it; once it’s live, we will send the link.
Under mounting pressure, Government has made some steps:
Action to provide a roof for street homeless, at local discretion. No move for the thousands in cramped temporary accommodation, sharing rooms, kitchens and bathrooms with other household
Mortgage payers can request a limited ‘holiday’
Ministers are ‘guiding’ courts not to process the 20,000 evictions in the pipeline. Further evictions are delayed for three months. Renters are still being hassled to pay rent they can’t afford
No shift on five-week wait for Universal Credit; you can ask for an advance, to be deducted from future payments
Work on luxury housing and other non-essential projects continues, but no commitment yet on funding for future council housing
So this is still urgent, and our united voice can send an important message. We will update you on when the petition is ready for you to circulate and add your name.
Homes for All links tenants and housing campaigners, trade unions and others to defend the homes and rights we have, and win the homes we all need. Attend our next meeting in London and discuss how we can help win the fight for housing justice in 2020.
There are new MPs who say they represent us – can you help put pressure on your MP to support action on local and national housing problems?
The roll-out of Universal Credit means more people in rent arrears and more evictions. Are you able to help build the ‘UC – no evictions’ campaign? Can we push for action locally, in the coming council elections?
Tenants have won the right to a vote before demolition of their estates, in some areas. But temporary tenants are being bullied and manipulated in this process. What is the key to stopping unwanted estate demolition, and winning these ballots?
Grenfell and fire safety – how do we get action to stop more devastating fires, and ensure justice for Grenfell survivors? Next General Meeting Details:
18th January 11am – 1pm at:
Unite offices, 33-37 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB
Send your comments and ideas in advance if you can’t attend in person.
Join the rally 12 noon 3 Nov at City Hall London SE1 2AA, to demand a ballot for all estates facing demolition (at least 82 in London). Help get the word out – for leaflets call 020 7622 7201 or email email@example.com