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Aylesbury occupation holds off eviction

17 January 2017
Campaigners occupying the Thurlow Lodge community hall on the south London Aylesbury estate are the latest stumbling block to Southwark Labour council’s redevelopment plan.

Can charity sit-in rescue Aylesbury estate from the wreckers?

10 January 2017
Activists and residents have occupied the Thurlow Lodge community hall on the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, south London.

Questions raised over Haringey council's housing deal

03 January 2017
The plan to redevelop vast swathes of Haringey, north London, had a spanner thrown in the works last month.

Garden villages are no Eden

03 January 2017
Fourteen “garden villages” are set to be built as part of the Tories’ plan to tackle the housing crisis. And three more “garden towns” are supposed to bring the total of new homes created by the scheme to 200,000.

‘Pay to stay’ plan for council tenants is dropped, in a blow to Tories’ Housing Act

22 November 2016
The Tories’ assault on council housing hit a setback this week when housing minister Gavin Barwell announced that planned mandatory “Pay to Stay” rent hikes were being scrapped.

Thousands face eviction due to lower benefit cap

08 November 2016
A tightening of the benefit cap from this week will make up to 150,000 more households unable to pay their rent. It would also affect over 300,000 children.

Meeting demands Futurist theatre is saved from demolition in Scarborough

08 November 2016
Also: Holloway prison protest says no to more luxury flats | Tent dwellers vow to stop redevelopment of Hornsey Town Hall

London councils re-house families in ‘prison’ homes

01 November 2016
Residents from the Boundary House temporary accommodation facility in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, held a protest last Friday.

Campaigners debate way forward for resistance to Tory assault on housing

23 October 2016
The campaign against the Tories’ hated Housing and Planning Act took a big step forward yesterday, Saturday, with a 300-strong summit of activists, tenants, residents and councillors.

'We'd take money off the devil'—meet the property speculators carving up your city

21 October 2016
Alistair Farrow goes undercover at the Mipim UK property speculators' convention

Tory reforms make our shoddy housing even shoddier

18 October 2016
Four in ten homes in Britain are either too expensive, too cramped or too shabby to live in, according to housing charity Shelter.

Tiny flats will do for you lot, says Gavin Barwell—housing minister with the plush pad

11 October 2016
Tory housing minister Gavin Barwell has a bizarre solution to the housing crisis.

Housing demo hits awards event to protest over selloffs and demolitions

11 October 2016
Activists protested outside the annual Stirling Awards for architecture on Thursday of last week.

Tories show their nasty side with housing policy

04 October 2016
Plans unveiled by the Tories to boost housing won’t come close to solving the crisis of a lack of affordable homes.

Reports round-up

27 September 2016
Campaigning has pushed an estate agent to take down from its website a property on the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow, north London.

Day centre for homeless in Bradford fights closure

27 September 2016
Homeless and vulnerable people in Bradford face a bleak future as a day centre in the city could close.

Oxford health workers demand lower rents and higher pay

07 September 2016
Some 200 protesters in Oxford last Saturday demanded affordable housing.

New hope for Cressingham Gardens housing campaign

30 August 2016
Residents of the Cressingham Gardens estate in Tulse Hill, south London, have won the right to a second judicial review into the council’s decision to knock down the estate.

Landlords double their profit from housing benefit in just a decade

23 August 2016
New figures show how the Tories are pushing the market into housing—and the damage it does, says Alistair Farrow

Rent strikers beat ‘back door fees hike’

21 June 2016
A rent strike at University College London (UCL) has forced management to reduce their sky-high rents.

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