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New York state housing campaigners win big victory

24 June 2019
Glyn Robbins reports from New York, where tenants and campaigners have scored a victory against the landlords

PFI projects disastrous for safety, argues new book

18 June 2019
Stuart Hodkinson spoke to Alistair Farrow about a public housng scandal that leaves many residents at risk

Thousands march to remember those who died in Grenfell Tower

15 June 2019
There was sorrow on the march but also anger at the system that produced the conditions for it to happen

Outsourcing giant Serco renews threat to evict Glasgow asylum seekers

12 June 2019
The company announced on Wednesday that it will begin changing locks on the properties where 300 people live

Echoes of Grenfell Tower horror in east London fire

10 June 2019
Residents had warned of dangers before a blaze that engulfed a block of flats in east London on Sunday

Tory council lied about safety spending in run-up to Grenfell Tower fire

04 June 2019
At least 72 people died because the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower was done on the cheap.

New cladding tests fail

28 May 2019
Theresa May had the front to claim during her resignation speech last week that she had fought “the burning injustices that still scar our society”.

Prospect House exposes what is wrong with housing in Britain

23 May 2019
Living in Prospect House is dangerous. It is an old office block just off the North Circular motorway in north London which has been converted into studio flats. It is separated from the motorway by a single slip road.

Anger and trauma two years after Grenfell fire

30 April 2019
Almost two years after the Grenfell Tower fire, people across Britain are suffering the “trauma” of living in tower blocks with similar flammable cladding.

Labour promises end to slum office housing—but Labour councils still send tenants to live in them

24 April 2019
Labour has pledged to end the scandal of developers converting office blocks into flats if it wins the next election

Driving out the homeless

15 April 2019
People in desperate housing need are being forced to live in an old office block next to the North Circular road, a six lane motorway that loops through north London.

Reports round-up: Housing activists build a movement

02 April 2019
Workers engineer a 24-hour walkout

Pay to play—Developers conspire to segregate playgrounds between rich and poor

31 March 2019
A scandal over access to a communal play area has raised wider questions about the ownership of public space under capitalism, writes Alistair Farrow

Aecom contract is a slap in the face for Grenfell victims

26 March 2019
The Tories have appointed an “independent specialist contractor” to conduct environmental checks of the area around Grenfell Tower.

Grenfell residents’ rights breached says new report

19 March 2019
Hundreds of people joined the monthly Silent Walk to demand justice for those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire on Thursday of last week.

Don’t let blame for Grenfell Tower disaster be deflected onto firefighters

19 February 2019
A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary entitled Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? aired on Monday.

London councils are losing millions from Tory Right to Buy

22 January 2019
London councils are paying over £22 million a year to rent back homes they were forced to sell under the Tories’ Right to Buy scheme.

Racist Kent landlord to evict hundreds

15 January 2019
Notorious racist landlord Fergus Wilson is throwing hundreds of people onto the street.

LETTERS - Tory hypocrisy over barracks, Grenfell and housing crisis

08 January 2019
Tory MP Johnny Mercer has attacked the Ministry of Defence for housing soldiers in unsafe barracks. “Animals would not be housed in such dangerous conditions,” he said.

Tens of thousands forced into temporary accommodation by Tory austerity

13 December 2018
The number of households living in temporary accommodation has rocketed by 71 percent under Tory austerity.  

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