Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
17 May 2017
One in three people have borrowed money just to pay the rent - some from family and friends; others with interest and fee-charging overdrafts, credit cards and payday loans.
8 May 2017
Tenants refuse to pay outrageous 40% rent increase
3 May 2017
The newly created Housing Association Workers and Residents network had received 718 nominations for its alternative awards
26 April 2017
Tenants faced with a massive 40% rent hike by their housing association, One Housing, met on 24 April to pledge to fight it. The majority of the tenants, who live in West Ham, east London, are still paying the old rent via standing order and are campaigning for all tenants to do the same.
12 April 2017
King's College London Socialist Students held a 'wall of shame' at the university about the terrible conditions faced by students both in halls of residence and renting privately in London.
5 April 2017
Which association has the most overpaid chief executive? The worst record on maintenance? The poorest relationship with its staff? The recently formed Housing Associations Workers and Residents Network (HAWRN) has announced an 'alternative' housing awards ceremony.
5 April 2017
'Keyworker' tenants of the housing association One Housing in Newham, east London, have been hit by a 40% price hike.
29 March 2017
The roll-out of the 'Universal Credit' benefits system seems to be making an already desperate social housing situation a whole lot worse
30 November 2016
Almost everyone acknowledges there is a major housing crisis in the UK. As Paul Kershaw (Unite housing branch LE1111) explains, a chronic lack of affordable housing has been made worse by the government's
23 November 2016
In a humiliating and massive u-turn, the Tory government has dropped plans to introduce 'pay to stay' as part of its Housing Act.
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
9 November 2016
Reading the Socialist can boost our confidence to fight back. Cover to cover, you can hear working class people in their own words. It's an antidote to the pro-austerity ideas festering in the mainstream media and among establishment politicians.
26 October 2016
The new housing act will destroy social housing and smash up working class communities while doing nothing to help the desperate housing crisis if fully implemented. Over two hundred people attended the Axe the Housing Act 'summit' on 22 October to discuss how to fight back.
19 October 2016
We had worked on an absolutely fantastic and ferocious campaign. Now we have won far more than we could have imagined.
12 October 2016
When we organise and fight back, we can win. That's the lesson of the Butterfields Won't Budge campaign.
8 October 2016
Tenants on the Butterfields estate have secured a victory
5 October 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Royals get fat EU subsidies; flats for workers kept empty.
28 September 2016
A million renters are suffering at the hands of 'rogue landlords', finds a report for housing charity Shelter.
13 September 2016
Butterfields tenants have been fighting eviction since January 2016. They have put up spirited resistance. But now the new landlords are bringing possession summonses. The courts are stacked against tenants
6 September 2016
Butterfields tenants joined a packed Momentum rally on Friday 3rd September at St Barnabas church in support of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election
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