In the lead up to our Homes For All Housing Summit 2017 and as Britain’s housing crisis worsens, politicians from all sides are (finally) seemingly eager to discuss new approaches to Housing. Many of the proposed solutions come no where near to truly fixing the problems at work. We need massive investment in truly affordable, social housing with rent controls for all sectors.
As Government cracks up, housing campaigners are pushing for action on Budget day 22 November, and the national housing summit 25 November.
Government housing policy is collapsing. Enforced sell-off of council homes on the open market, and extending right to buy to housing associations, are “policies…no longer showing any real signs of life” says Inside Housing magazine. The sell off of valuable council houses “will be scrapped, not least because it would have required legislation in the House of Commons and given the parliamentary arithmetic that would have been a major challenge” say Sky.
We need action on rent controls and council housing, an end to demolition and clearance, an end to attacks and more rights for tenants. That means linking up locally and nationally, getting organised and demanding action.
Join us at the next Homes For All organising meeting next Saturday 11th November 2017, 11a.m at:
Unite offices, 128 Theobalds Road London
Where we will discuss and outline ideas for our Housing Summit or send updates and suggestions to spread the word and build the action. All welcome.