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Our next newsletter is out!

The September 2018 edition of Radical News – The Newsletter of the Radical Housing Network is now out and can be seen and downloaded from here

Aticles include:

  • Renter Power Growing Across London
  • Petition about Love Lane – Tottenham
  • Intentional Homelessness – Focus E15
  • Housing Co-ops conference – CoCo2018
  • Cressingham Gardens – Direct Action
  • Potent Whisper – “Grenfell Britain”
  • Replacing Dangerous Cladding – Fuel Poverty Action
  • Our West Hendon
  • Demolition Watch Briefing on Sadiq Khan’s Balloting Requirement
  • London Housing Struggles Archive – Mayday Rooms
  • Save Reginald, Save Tidemill

Read and download the full newsletter here

 Home Truths: Join Us Sunday 8th July

Home Truths at the DIY Space for London
Organised by the Radical Housing Network and Rainbow Collective

An afternoon and evening of films, discussions, spoken word and music  bringing together campaigners on housing and migrant rights, and raising money for the Grenfell people’s enquiry project

Discussing the roots of the current housing crisis, debunking the myths on immigration and homelessness, and learning from our victories in housing campaigns across London.

Food and drink are available at the child-friendly event. Free entry – suggested donations.


Archive of all press releases since Grenfell Tower fire – here.

Prime Minister May’s announcement on housing means more of the same failed policies

Responding to the Prime Minister’s conference announcement on housing, Radical Housing Network said:

“May is pumping £10bn into a housing policy that worsens the housing crisis: Help to Buy has kept house prices high, provides subsidies to a small number of people, and does nothing to address the chronic shortage of low-cost housing.

“And her announcement of £2bn for affordable housing alongside permitting some councils to build more social rent homes is simply tinkering at the edges of a failed system. May’s announced as a ‘revolutionary’ shift in policy – but in fact would only provide homes for just 5% of the 1.2 million people who have languished on waiting lists for years.

“Over decades we have lost 1.5 million council homes while powerful property owners dominate the market. In London, millions of people are stuck in poor housing on extortionate rents while developers game the system, while only a fraction – 13% – of new houses announced last year met even the low standard for ‘affordability’ set by the Conservatives.”

“If May wants to prove she’s “listened and learned” on housing, she needs to get serious about providing the safe, decent and affordable homes which we desperately need. It’s estimated that we need national public investment of £10bn to provide enough council homes to meet demand, and it’s essential that tenants and communities are involved in the planning of those homes.

“The tragedy at Grenfell starkly revealed what happens when residents’ concerns and voices are ignored. Grenfell should mark a turning point for all parties, who must commit to real action on our broken housing system.

“Corbyn’s commitment to put tenants back at the heart of housing policy could be the start of real change, yet change is yet to be seen from London’s Labour run councils – including Lewisham, Haringey and Holloway – who continue to sell off public land and housing for profit in flawed ‘regeneration’ schemes, despite community opposition.”

Notes to editors

press contact: radicalhousingnetwork@gmail.com  

Radical Housing Network is a London-wide alliance of groups fighting for housing justice, of which Grenfell Action Group are a member.

* £10bn national public investment to meet council housing demand is based on figures from Shelter.

The Radical Housing Network is made up of groups fighting for housing justice, based in London.

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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.