Socialist Worker


by Alan Walter
Issue No. 1863

CAMDEN TENANTS are in the midst of a battle against the council, who are trying to bring in an ALMO (Arms Length Management Organisation) to run council housing. ALMOs are the government's strategy for privatising council housing where they can't get tenants to accept stock transfer.

The council in Camden has been forced to concede a ballot of all tenants in late November. They are trying to pre-empt this decision by setting up a shadow board of directors now. Tenants are furious that the council is trying to set up the ALMO before we get to vote on it.

Some 45 tenants' association reps and five councillors have signed a local campaign statement. A Camden Defend Council Housing broadsheet is being distributed to every flat. Campaigns in Camden and anywhere else they're pushing stock transfer or ALMOs can force the government to concede direct investment in council housing-with no strings attached.

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Sat 9 Aug 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1863
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