Happy new year (?)!
2016 was notorious – and it was difficult for many to see, remember or imagine anything good came of the past 12 months.
And yet….Butterfields eviction resistance. Letting fees banned. Pay to stay flip flopped. Goldsmiths Cut the Rent gaining £650,000 compensation. Aylesbury halting social cleansing. Rent strikes spreading and winning…..
As we kick off into 2017 – its useful to remember all we’ve achieved. Have a read of the achievements we, and the housing movement as a whole, have won in this blog post.
Brexit and international organising…
Have a read of this guest post, which argues that UK organisers should look to international grassroots organising post-Brexit, available here.
We took on MIPIM, the world’s largest property fair, with a fun action outside the conference and the occupation of one of the student landlords who’s profiteering privatised student housing. Watch the video and read more here.
ACTION AGAINST THE HOUSING ACT
Activists from the Radical Housing Network are supporting the Axe the Housing Act campaign to stop the legislation being implemented. Groups in the network are helping to spread the word about the likely impacts, and we’re organising to prevent people being evicted as a result of rent increases or their tenancy ending because of the new law. Get in touch if you want to help!
Read and share the #StandardEvening future edition for more on how the Housing Act could affect Londoners: standardevening.com
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.