Category: Housing

Turning up the heat on hypocritical housing associations

Suzanne Muna explains how Unite housing workers branch will be hosting its own ‘Alternative Housing Awards’ to highlight the disconnect between the executives and those they should be serving.  Click here to read more.

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Number of empty homes in England rises while homelessness reaches record levels

Over 200,000 dwellings left vacant across the country.  Click here to read more.

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London firms helping landlords break letting laws

Companies have been exposed encouraging people to break strict short-term letting laws in London, an undercover BBC investigation has found.  Click here to read more.

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Warning over ‘Lea Bridge Town Centre’ plans

Residents in Leyton have hit out at plans to create a new town centre around Lea Bridge Station as “privatising public land”.  Click here to read more.

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Council to pay £30million to buy back flats it used to own

10 comments Waltham Forest’s cabinet has agreed to repurchase 66 homes on Marlowe Road in Walthamstow. They were once council owned, but were sold to private company Countryside some years ago. Now, the council plans to buy back the properties as

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Housing Summit – Safe, Secure Homes for All

8 December 2018 11:00am–5:00pm – Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD UNISON members, activists and branches are encouraged to attend, particularly members working in social housing and those struggling to find homes they can afford.  Click here to read

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At least ‘320,000 people homeless in Britain’

This year, 320,000 people were recorded as homeless in Britain, analysis from housing charity Shelter suggests. It is a rise of 13,000, or 4%, on last year’s figures and equivalent to 36 new people becoming homeless every day.  Click here

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‘No sprinklers in 96% of London high-rise council blocks’

Nearly 18 months since the Grenfell Tower fire, only 4% of London’s high-rise council blocks have sprinklers, according to Labour Party research.  Click here to read more.

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Campaigners’ last ditch attempt to save town square fails

The Waltham Forest Civic Society wanted to protect Walthamstow Town Square. But Waltham Forest Council said no – because planning permission for new homes at the Mall and town square site has already been granted.  Click here to read more.

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Special meeting – Tackling the housing crisis – Waltham Forest Trades Council 2/10/18

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