The government is rushing the Housing Bill through parliament. It looks set to destroy social housing as we know it, forcing councils to sell off their homes, replacing lifetime tenancies with 2 year ones, introducing market rents for all but those on the lowest incomes and funneling government support into unaffordable ‘starter homes’ rather than the new social housing we need. It will also make it easier for private landlords to evict their tenants, and remove provision for travellers. Read more about the problems with the bill here, and sign the petition against it here.
SAT 13 & SUN 14 FEB: WEEKEND OF ACTION AGAINST THE HOUSING BILL
Across London, people will be out to expose how the Housing Bill is set to destroy social housing and building resistance to it, including with valentines-themed activities with the message ‘Love council housing? Stop the housing bill!’