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14 April 2021
Tory MPs have claimed £3 million in housing rent payments at the same time as voting to effectively cut housing benefit for low-income households in the private rental sector.
27 January 2021
Grenfell fire demonstrators, 17.6.17; Are we any closer to justice? photo Mary Finch
16 December 2020
Workers at highly profitable housing association L&Q were shocked to be told of major restructuring and the threat of large-scale redundancies.
9 December 2020
Unite members, together with tenants and housing activists, gathered outside the HQ of 'One Housing' last Friday to protest against the unfair treatment this anti-social housing association gives out to its workers and tenants
28 October 2020
A director of Grenfell Tower's landlord company told the public inquiry he "had forgotten" about a secret meeting with builders discussing how to shave £800,000 off refurb costs
21 October 2020
The government announced £12 million of additional cold winter funding to support rough sleepers on 13 October. This will be nowhere near enough.
23 September 2020
The six-month eviction ban has come to an end. Hundreds of thousands of people could now be threatened with eviction. The Social Housing Action Campaign (Shac) participated in a protest in London on 16
9 September 2020
Grenfell Tower residents have been denied the right to attend the restarting inquiry into the causes of the June 2017 fire which resulted in 72 deaths
2 September 2020
At the last minute, on 22 August, the government announced the eviction ban would continue for another four weeks, along with a temporary extension of the notice period to six months
2 September 2020
Manctopia is a four-part documentary about housing in Manchester, filmed over the course of one year
19 August 2020
Under the slogan 'build, build, build', the Tories have announced that the old system of urban planning is to be scrapped
22 July 2020
The government often claims to have housed 90% of homeless people during the pandemic through the 'Everybody In' scheme. Working for a homeless service in Westminster, I know this to be a lie.
15 July 2020
Yet another housing scandal: Homeless people are faced with leaving their local area in order to put a roof over their head
24 June 2020
Private sector rents in England hit a record high as the country headed into lockdown
17 June 2020
Three years ago 72 people died in Grenfell Tower, in the richest borough of London, due to profit-over-safety seeking companies
13 May 2020
The economic hardship from the coronavirus crisis is biting; millions must choose between paying the rent and eating, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite housing workers branch.
6 May 2020
On 29 March, the government told local councils and outreach teams to bring all rough sleepers into accommodation, writes Andrea Gilbert, homelessness worker.
6 May 2020
The revelation that people living in poorer areas of the country are twice as likely to die from Covid-19 as those in affluent areas, according to the Office for National Statistics, will not be a surprise to readers of the Socialist, writes Dave Carr, East London Socialist Party.
26 February 2020
We gathered outside Peabody Head Office on the evening of 19 February to make the point that cuts to the community and neighbourhood services cost lives, and are counter-productive.
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