Housing Summit 2017 – Next Steps

Thanks to all the 200 tenants of all tenures, workers and unions, homeless and other campaigners who took part in the Summit – and good
to meet all the new groups and campaigns.

We are demanding action for Grenfell and on fire safety, new council housing, stopping demolition, rent controls, Universal Credit and scrapping the 2016 Housing and Planning Act.

Ministers’ promises about Grenfell, about new council homes, private renters’ rights and action on safety are proving hollow and we are part of growing grassroots movement demanding action.

At the Housing Summit last weekend, 200 activists and campaigners drew up an action plan for the next steps to truly solving our housing crisis, find it here:

http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ActionPlanfromSummit_2017.pdf

 

As part of the solution to the London housing crisis, as Mayor Sadiq Khan promised, is the need for new council housing and social rent, but the Mayor’s current plan includes nothing. We want a ballot before any estate demolition. We want council homes built on former Holloway and other prison sites. We want a campaign for full funding of all fire safety measures as ministers’ promised.

The London Mayor’s Housing consultation runs until 7 December 2017, have your say about London’s need for truly affordable, lifelong, secure housing here:

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing-and-land/have-your-say-tackling-londons-housing-crisis

And there is a petition to stop more Compulsory Purchase injustice at Thamesmead here

Let us know about housing campaigns in your local area and let’s continue our fight into 2018 stronger than ever.

 

 

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