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Coventry Against The Bedroom Tax - Bekir's Story
Coventry Against The Bedroom Tax video:
As meetings are held around Coventry, personal stories are unfolding of how this cruel tax impacts on individual lives.
Here is the story of Hillfields resident Bekir Hussein - being charged 14% more for a room you could not even fit a bed and wardrobe in.
He used it as a study room and cannot afford the extra he needs to find to pay the Bedroom Tax. Even if he did downsize, some flats cost even more than the house he currently lives in.
Without the promise of a no eviction policy from Coventry's social housing providers, Bekir could soon find himself homeless.