Monday, 5 December 2011

All-out assault on council housing

The government's housing strategy is an all-out assault on council housing.
They propose to continued underfunding of council housing, combined with fixed-term tenancies, subsidies for more stock transfers, and increased sale of council homes through Right to Buy, to be replaced with up to 80% market rents.This would destroy the principles of decent, affordable, secure and accountable council housing as a public asset and a service to meet general need.
Tenants, housing workers and trade unions, councillors, MPs and campaigners can challenge, resist and stop these policies, through united and determined local and national campaigning.A national Defend Council Housing meeting next Saturday will agree the next steps to:
* Ensure councils reject fixed term tenancies, up to 80% market rents and restricted access to council housing. Oppose any evictions due to housing benefit cuts and caps
* Fight stock transfers and end subsidies to privatisation
* Challenge ministers to demand they stop the attacks and invest in council housing
* Unite a big, broad national movement against attacks on rents, benefits and tenancies, and for the homes, rights and tenancies we need 
DCH national meeting Sat 10 December - all welcome
12-4pm at Camden Town Hall, Judd St WC1H 8NJ. Oppose Kings Cross/St Pancras rail/underground - see map here
Meeting against Wandsworth Council evictions - Monday 5th December at Doddington Community Centre - see leaflet here

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