Tenants and workers in Southwark, south London, attended a public meeting last Saturday about the housing crisis.
Eileen Short from Defend Council Housing insisted that council housing is the answer, not the problem.
Fixed-term tenancies and other government plans could lead to a two‑tier system, she added.
Southwark council is planning to build 1,000 council homes by 2020—but is getting rid of more than that number.
There are 24,000 on the council’s waiting list.
Another meeting on the future of council housing in Southwark takes place on Thursday 31 May at Amigo Hall, London SE1 6HR, near St George’s Cathedral.