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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.  

Campaigners at housing summit vow to fight the Tories

08 December 2018
Up to 200 people joined the Homes for All annual housing summit in London on Saturday.

Reports round up: Protests tell Tories—stop and scrap Universal Credit

04 December 2018
Protests tell Tories—stop and scrap Universal Credit

Cladding firm tries to limit payouts ater Grenfell Tower fire

04 December 2018
A ban on the use of combustible materials on buildings over 18 metres high is set to come into force on 21 December

Protests after bank stops benefit claimants renting

27 November 2018
Housing activists protested outside NatWest branches in seven cities last Saturday in response to the bank targeting housing benefit claimants.

Exclusive - London councils house vulnerable residents on industrial estates

04 November 2018
London boroughs are sending people to live on industrial estates in Harlow, Essex.

Vulnerable residents could lose homes under south east London council plan

30 October 2018
Forty one households in south east London fear they will be removed from their homes by the Labour-run council’s plan to scrap their sheltered accommodation.

So-called Tory clampdown on rogue landlords will do nothing to help tenants

24 October 2018
The Tory promise to crack down on “rogue” landlords is a sham.

More Tory failures in the wake of Grenfell fire

23 October 2018
Five tower blocks in Norwich failed fire safety tests last week.

Don't trust Theresa May’s housing pledge - demand new council homes

09 October 2018
Theresa May announced last week that she was removing the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing cap for local authorities.

‘Dangerous’ racist rules scapegoat refugees

08 October 2018
Councils that refuse to house some asylum seekers are whipping up division, writes?Nick Clark

No to demolition without the tenants’ permission

02 October 2018
Housing campaigners and residents in London are to protest against plans from mayor Sadiq Khan to deny them a vote on regeneration plans that affect their estates

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