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Housing campaigners demand action on empty homes

Housing campaigners demand action on empty homes Housing campaigners are gearing up for a day of action over empty homes on Saturday.

Goodlord strikers take on bosses’ fire and rehire plan

Goodlord strikers take on bosses’ fire and rehire plan Goodlord strikers in London are upbeat after over a month of strikes against bosses’ fire and rehire plans

Homes For All campaign organises

Homes For All campaign organises Housing campaign group Homes For All held a summit last Saturday to discuss the crises around housing and to plan action.

Ceiling caves-in at scandal-hit Prospect House

Ceiling caves-in at scandal-hit Prospect House Residents of Prospect House—an emblem of horrific housing across Britain—have reported new, worsening conditions

Tories show contempt for tenants as Grenfell inquiry reopens

Tories show contempt for tenants as Grenfell inquiry reopens In the same week that the Grenfell Tower inquiry restarted, the Tories have promised an extra £3.5 billion to remove unsafe cladding from England’s high rise buildings.

Homes under the hammer—tenants face homelessness but council ‘doesn’t care’

Homes under the hammer—tenants face homelessness but council ‘doesn’t care’ A group of mainly black single mothers at Prospect House face pollution, unsafe homes, rodent infestations—and now the risk of homelessness. Residents told Isabel Ringrose that racism worsens their appalling treatment. Pictures by Guy Smallman

Action over Grenfell materials is too little, too late

21 January 2021
The government has announced a new regulator for construction products following evidence at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry—but campaigners say it’s not nearly enough.

Tories give green light to evictions

12 January 2021
Landlords now have the power to evict tenants for not paying rent during lockdown

Overcrowded homes have sent virus cases soaring among the poorest in Britain

30 December 2020
Overcrowded housing has increased the spread of Covid-19 among poorer people and black people in England according to research by the Health Foundation.

‘It’s important they know we won’t go away’—Grenfell activists speak out at Downing Street

15 December 2020
Monday marked three and a half years since the Grenfell Tower fire. A speak out took place outside Downing Street to remember the 72 victims.

Homelessness hits a record high in London

15 December 2020
Homelessness in London now stands at a 15-year record high, councils have warned.

Protesters demand One Housing Group improves safety

08 December 2020
A 20-kilogram piece of lead fell from a window into communal gardens

Student action wins big rent cut in Manchester

26 November 2020
Students at the University of Manchester (UoM) have won a 30 percent cut in rents for this term after months of protest.

Grenfell cladding firm was ‘dishonest’ inquiry is told

24 November 2020
Former employees at building cladding firm Celotex have admitted the company “manipulated” test results to compete with market rivals.

Majority of teachers have worked in a school with homeless children

19 November 2020
Over half of teachers in Britain have worked at a school with children who were or became homeless in the past three years, according to a new study.

Battered and betrayed but still fighting back - Grenfell activists speak out

14 November 2020
As the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire continues, many of those struggling as a result of the fire are being sidelined.

Homelessness crisis is deepening further during virus chaos 

10 November 2020
Eviction bans and a government scheme claiming to house homeless people during the pandemic are failing ordinary people.

New domestic abuse law won’t bring change without new cash

19 October 2020
The Domestic Abuse Bill currently going through parliament can’t solve the problem of victim’s housing—and that’s a huge problem, says Isabel Ringrose

Child poverty soars across Britain under the Tories

14 October 2020
Anna Feuchtwang from End Child Poverty said Boris Johnson should stop “resorting to his own inaccurate statistics” and admit the true scale of child poverty

Eight people die in Glasgow hotel during Covid-19 crisis

06 October 2020
Eight people have died at a Glasgow hotel used to shelter the homeless during lockdown.  

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