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Protests highlight the scandal of empty housing

Protests highlight the scandal of empty housing Housing campaigners took part in a day of action over empty homes last Saturday.

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.

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.

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

Tories give green light to evictions

Tories give green light to evictions Landlords now have the power to evict tenants for not paying rent during lockdown

The Troublemaker —council votes to review construction of Margaret Thatcher statue

The Troublemaker —council votes to review construction of Margaret Thatcher statue Previously, South Kesteven district council had agreed to fund the event, due to be held in Grantham, Lincolnshire, this year.

Homelessness hits a record high in London

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

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.

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.

Interview with Paul Holmes—‘Unions need to use their power for their members’

26 October 2020
Sarah Bates talked to socialist candidate Paul Holmes about his plans to shake things up in the public sector trade union

Deported under new regime for being a rough sleeper

26 October 2020
Rough sleepers in Britain who have come from other countries face deportation under new immigration laws. These will be introduced when the Brexit transition period ends.

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.  

Landlords can turf out tenants despite ban

15 September 2020
People will continue to be made homeless despite an extension of the ban on eviction enforcement announced by the Tories last week.  

No Fixed Abode—why homelessness isn’t inevitable

13 September 2020
The solution to ­homelessness in Britain is “almost laughably simple” according to Maeve McClenaghan, author of a new book on the issue.

Crash on the streets—how cruel Tory plans will fuel homeless crisis

23 August 2020
Sackings and benefits sanctions have left ever more people struggling to pay their rent. The Tories’ plan to end a ban on evictions in September—meaning thousands could be thrown out

Homeless people turfed out as Covid-19 support ends

12 June 2020
The Tory government promised to help care for homeless people during the  pandemic. But now the measures adopted are ending, writes Sadie Robinson 

Residents pay more for failed care + new threats to homeless people

09 June 2020
Coronavirus has ripped through adult social care.

Tories slash emergency funding for homeless

18 May 2020
Homeless people across England could be thrown back onto the streets after the Tories cut funding for an emergency scheme.

Letters—we must end the housing crisis before lockdown’s over

15 May 2020
We cannot go back to the same old housing crisis—something has to change

Homeless people charged for not going home

12 May 2020
Homeless people are being arrested and charged under coronavirus legislation.

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