New Economics Briefing: How can we resist an avalanche of evictions?
Join campaigners and organisers from across the renters and housing movement.
Watch our online call with Joe Beswick, Head of Housing & Land, NEF, Jane Williams, Founder and CEO, The Magpie Project, Shaun Cass, Edinburgh Member Defence Team, Living Rent, Nabeela Mowlana, Member, ACORN Sheffield Branch, Izzy Köksal, Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth.
Last week, the government announced they would extend the temporary ban on evictions for another four weeks. This will do little to help the renters who have lost income and racked up debts during the crisis, and only kicks the can further down the road. Those who have been placed in temporary accommodation are also at risk.
How can we build on the pressure exerted on the government that forced this concession? How do we prevent an avalanche of evictions, and stop the public health crisis turning into a worsening homelessness crisis? What demands should we be making, and what can we do to win them?
Links mentioned in the briefing:
ACORN community protection scheme
Legal and campaign victory for Lambeth homeless families rights
HASL overcrowding postcard protest https://twitter.com/HousingActionSL/status/1273908036407566345 and more about Milton’s case here https://housingactionsouthwarkandlambeth.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/victory-for-miltons-family/
Southwark protest last year against eviction of 2 homeless victims of domestic violence https://housingactionsouthwarkandlambeth.wordpress.com/2019/01/25/2348/
Section 21 blog
Crisis emergency legislation
Find out more about Magpie Project here
Follow them on twitter @magpieprojectuk
Join Living Rent
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Join a renters union!
- London — London Renters Union (LRU), or get involved in HASL: https://londonrentersunion.org/join/, https://housingactionsouthwarkandlambeth.wordpress.com/
- Scotland — Living Rent: https://www.livingrent.org/join
- Anywhere else in the UK — ACORN: https://acorntheunion.org.uk/join/
Topics Housing & land
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