Have you heard about the Housing Bill?
The government is rushing the Housing Bill through parliament. It looks set to destroy social housing as we know it, forcing councils to sell off their homes, replacing lifetime tenancies with 2 year ones, introducing market rents for all but those on the lowest incomes and funnelling government support into unaffordable ‘starter homes’ rather than the new social housing we need. It will also make it easier for private landlords to evict their tenants, and remove provision for travellers. Read more about the problems with the bill here.
TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE HOUSING BILL:
- Read and share the #StandardEvening future edition for more on how the Housing Bill will affect Londoners: standardevening.com
- Sign the petition against the Housing Bill here
Events coming up:
- Sat 14 May: Islington Kill the Housing Bill and Reclaim Justice demo, 11.30am, London Metropolitan University. More info here.
- Sat 21 May: Still kill the Housing Bill organising meeting, 10am-1pm, Bloomsbury Central Baptist church 235 Shaftesbury Ave, WC2H 8EP, followed by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller demonstration, 1pm, Parliament Square, SW1A. More info here.
- Sat 18 June: march against the Housing Bill, London. Organised by the Kill the Housing Bill campaign; more info on Facebook.
The Radical Housing Network is made up of groups fighting for housing justice, based in London.
Housing: Groups within our network work on a wide range of housing issues, including but not limited to, private renting, social housing, squatting, access to benefits, homelessness, and co-operative housing.
Radical: We feel we are not represented by mainstream politics, and seek to organise a movement for housing justice from below, across tenure, rooted in people’s everyday housing needs. We support a diversity of tactics, including direct action.
Network: The network is a horizontal association; a “group of groups”. We connect and cooperate with each other, across tenure, within and beyond our local neighbourhoods.