Some 49 elderly tenants at Campbell Court, Haringey, north London, are celebrating after the council dropped plans to move out the existing residents.
The block has also been restored to the borough’s programme of decent homes works. “We are delighted,” said Gwen Owens of the Campbell Court Tenants Association. “Thanks are due to everybody who has supported us.
“Now we are ready to support the other Haringey sheltered housing tenants still under threat of losing their homes.”
The council’s plans to move other tenants are to set to be discussed at a council cabinet meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17 November.
Tenants and campaigners will be lobbying for all of the homes to be saved, and for all of them to be placed in the decent homes programme.