Category: Housing

Disabled woman & partner to be evicted from home. WFTC & housing campaigners say differently

A disabled woman and her partner are about to be evicted.  Despite having lived in a flat in Brighton Avenue for 20 years, having paid rent consistently, and kept the place in good order, the couple have been informed that

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Number of social homes to fall by 230,000 by 2020, analysis reveals

The Chartered Institute of Housing says 79 per cent of the Government’s homes budget up to 2020/21 will go towards private housing, while only 21 per cent will be spent on affordable homes.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest ‘one of hardest places in UK to get on property ladder’, new study claims

A first-time buyer review by Halifax found the borough is the seventh-least affordable place in the UK for first-time buyers.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest – Save Our Square

Join the occupation of E17 Market Square 24th February at 1pm.  Click here for further details.    

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More than 1,000 homes lying empty across east London and Epping Forest

A total of 1,086 properties have been left vacant across Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Epping Forest for six months or longer. Click here to read more.

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Only three out of 160 social housing towers reclad after Grenfell fire

Pace of response condemned as dispute escalates over who pays for cost of making blocks safe.  Click here to read more.

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Shelter launches commission into Britain’s social housing

The charity is concerned about the treatment of social tenants in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Click here to read more.

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Grenfell – plastic industry & Deadly deregulation etc

Sky News has done a great piece on how deregulation of health and safety/fire safety, privatising/commercialising enforcement and allowing business- in this case the plastics industry and insulation businesses-  to get involved with setting rules and regulations which  lead to

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Families with stable jobs at risk of homelessness in England, report finds

Nurses are among those ending up with nowhere to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords, says watchdog.  Click here to read more.

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Labour councillors approve tower plans despite protest

Opponents to scheme that will see town square built on vow ‘this is just the beginning’.  Click here to read more.

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