Join us next Saturday to finalise plans for two big events. You can
pick up the new leaflet for the National Housing Summit – including the impressive list of speakers and workshops: https://tinyurl.com/yd87etf5
Meeting to be held on Saturday 10th November, 11am at London Unite office 33-37 MORELAND STREET EC1V 8BB near Old St (note new venue).
If you can’t make it, let us know if you want leaflets, and email with any suggestions and updates.
A week later, housing groups will meet from 11.30am opposite BBC entrance, with banners and placards, to say Migrants did not cause the housing crisis – we reject racism and fascism. Our contingent will march on the National unity demonstration: https://tinyurl.com/y93nmv3w.
Join us – and spread the word!
‘No demolition without permission’, mobilised 2-300 people and lots of
banners at last Saturday’s London City Hall protest.
See : https://tinyurl.com/y7ytjx9q
People were keen to join together and step up the action – hopefully
many will be at the Housing Summit on the 8th December:
With desperate housing pressure mounting, and the issue back at the
heart of the political agenda, now is the time to come together, work
out our common ground and next steps – and refuse to be divided by
tenure, geography or by racism.
Our next organising meeting will be held on Saturday, 27th October, from 11am at:
The TUC (ground floor canteen area), Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS
(five minutes from Tottenham Court Road tube station).
Key issues to discuss include:
1. Building and organisation for the “No Demolition Without Permission” protest at London City Hall on 3rd November:
2. Planning and building for the national “Safe, Secure Homes for All” summit on 8th December .
Leaflets for both of the above will be available for you to take away and circulate.
The deadline for responses to the latest Government Green Paper on housing – https://tinyurl.com/y8r4pg56 – is 6 November.
Send in responses- you can use Homes for All outline here: https://tinyurl.com/ydg77re7
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
Sign our petition to halt demolitions of our social housing estates:
We are building and supporting a protest taking place at City Hall, London 12 noon on Saturday 3rd November.
For further context to this critical issue, watch the BBC programme Inside Out (3rd Sept, link below) which revealed 8-10 London estates are scheduled for full or partial demolition:
We’ve had a busy and productive month. We had several days of intensive lobbying and leafleting at Labour Party conference. This led into a good fringe meeting, with 40 people from a range of places and backgrounds. The over-arching message was the need to step up our demands, and build a united, national campaign to win Homes for All.
Regarding the Government green paper on housing there are three main issues to be aware of are a) threat of new stock transfer programme b) use of league tables for housing services c) setting up of National Tenant Voice. All of these could be used to advance privatisation and/or fake council housing (e.g. by use of local housing companies).
Our next meeting will be on Monday 8th October, 7pm, National Education Union HQ, Hamilton House, Mabeldon Place, London WC1H 9BD
All welcome. Email us reports and actions from your community.
Come join us on 5th October, from 6.30pm at the “No Place Like Home” event at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road. Homes for All are co-hosting this informal event. Free admittance and an opportunity to meet other campaigners and share experiences.
The Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/244399402934680/
Join us at the next Homes for All campaign meeting on Saturday, 15th September 2018.
11am – 1pm at:
Tybalds Close Estate Community Hall
Basement, Bleumundsbury House
Dombey Street WC1N 3JP
The meeting is open to all. Please let us know if you have any reports from your community or would like to add anything to the agenda.
The action points from last meeting can be found in our Resources
AMONG THE ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED ARE:
Here is our Response to Labour’s Housing Green Paper:
Use this as an outline for local responses to help determine Labour’s future policy.
And congratulations to the local campaign in Bath that’s prevented Curo Housing Association demolishing their homes:
“England is one of the only countries in Europe that allows people to be evicted without private landlords having to give a reason. The threat of being kicked out without doing anything wrong causes insecurity and stress for millions of familes, and makes people suffering shoddy housing scared to complain”
Sign Generation Rent’s Petition on 38 Degrees to abolish Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988:
Spike Lee’s “Clockers” (1995) portrays the struggle for survival in urban America. Based on Richard Price’s 1992 novel, the film is set in a housing ‘project’, where a young man battles against a future without hope.
As President Trump prepares to visit the UK, the film’s themes of poverty, brutality and racism have enduring power and relevance. The Trump administration has launched a renewed attack on low-income communities, but there are similar things happening here.
The film will be introduced by local housing campaigner Glyn Robbins, who has written a book about the fight for decent housing in the US and UK. In 1992, Glyn was also working on one of the projects where ‘Clockers’ is set and will share his experiences in a Q and A.
This special screening of ‘Clockers’ is jointly hosted by The Genesis and the Homes for All campaign. All proceeds wiill go to Justice for Grenfell.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1814321505281015/
The Parliamentary Campaign for Council Housing is delighted to invite council tenants from across the country to meet MPs and give their views on the current issues and priorities for council housing.
It will take place on 9th July 6-8pm at the House of Commons.
The event will include a short slot for each delegation to say what they see as the main concerns in relation to council housing locally and nationally. This can be backed up by written evidence if people want to go into more detail.
We hope this will be written up into a report, and will help to shape the argument for more direct investment in existing and new council housing.
Tenant groups from Leeds, Edinburgh, Carlisle, Swindon, Stroud, Cambridge and Harlow are among those so far saying they will take part. Joint delegations along with local trade unions and councillors are welcome.
Please email jamie.sweeney (at) parliament.uk if you would like to attend.