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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
    acorn​the​union​.org​.uk/​c​o​m​m​u​n​i​t​y​-​p​r​o​t​e​ction

    LCAP booklet
    http://​www​.lcap​.org​.uk/​?​p=552

    HASL lockdown video
    https://​housin​gac​tion​south​warkand​lam​beth​.word​press​.com/​2​0​2​0​/​0​5​/​1​9​/​h​a​s​l​s​-​l​o​c​k​d​o​w​n​-​d​i​a​r​i​e​s​-​o​v​e​r​c​r​o​w​d​e​d​-​h​o​u​sing/

    Legal and campaign victory for Lambeth homeless families rights
    https://​housin​gac​tion​south​warkand​lam​beth​.word​press​.com/​2​0​2​0​/​0​8​/​0​3​/​l​a​m​b​e​t​h​s​-​t​e​m​p​-​t​o​-​s​e​t​t​l​e​d​-​s​c​h​e​m​e​-​w​h​a​t​-​h​a​s​-​c​h​a​n​g​e​d​-​a​n​d​-​w​h​a​t​-​h​a​p​p​e​n​s​-now/

    HASL overcrowding postcard protest https://​twit​ter​.com/​H​o​u​s​i​n​g​A​c​t​i​o​n​S​L​/​s​t​a​t​u​s​/​1​2​7​3​9​0​8​0​3​6​4​0​7​5​66345 and more about Milton’s case here https://​housin​gac​tion​south​warkand​lam​beth​.word​press​.com/​2​0​2​0​/​0​7​/​1​4​/​v​i​c​t​o​r​y​-​f​o​r​-​m​i​l​t​o​n​s​-​f​a​mily/

    Southwark protest last year against eviction of 2 homeless victims of domestic violence https://​housin​gac​tion​south​warkand​lam​beth​.word​press​.com/​2​0​1​9​/​0​1​/​2​5​/​2348/

    Section 21 blog
    https://​housin​gac​tion​south​warkand​lam​beth​.word​press​.com/​2​0​2​0​/​0​8​/​1​9​/​h​a​s​l​-​m​e​m​b​e​r​s​-​s​e​c​t​i​o​n​-​2​1​-​a​n​d​-​t​h​e​-​e​n​d​-​o​f​-​t​h​e​-​e​v​i​c​t​i​o​n​-ban/

    Crisis emergency legislation
    https://​www​.cri​sis​.org​.uk/​g​e​t​-​i​n​v​o​l​v​e​d​/​h​o​m​e​-​f​o​r​-​a​l​l​/​n​o​t​i​c​e​b​o​a​r​d​/​h​o​m​e​-​f​o​r​-​a​l​l​-​e​m​e​r​g​e​n​c​y​-​l​e​g​i​s​l​a​tion/

    Find out more about Magpie Project here 
    https://​themag​piepro​ject​.org/

    Follow them on twitter @magpieprojectuk

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    https://​www​.liv​in​grent​.org/join

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