Cambridge's Housing Crisis meeting with speakers from Generation Rent, Defend COuncil Housing, and Kevin Price Exec Councillor for Housing in Cambridge. Tuesday 28th April, at 7.30, at Ross St Community Centre.
Bulk order copies of the new DCH national newspaper (Sept 2011) - includes how to defend secure tenancies; Reform of Council Housing finance; Case against transfer; update on ALMOs; Housing Emergency campaign.
Lobby Councils on Secure Tenancies and Rents
Get your council to join those who have already pledged not to use new powers to create short-term tenancies, and to oppose up to 80% market rents and benefit cuts, by adopting this Housing Emergency statement.
Affiliate and Donate
Unlike local authorities we can't dip into the Housing Revenue Account and use tenants rents to campaign. DCH relies on affiliation fees, donations and sale of publications to get the arguments across. Raise support in your tenants association, union branch, Trades Council and political party.
London Assembly 'regrets' demolition loss of homes
Elected London Assembly members says Mayor should 'consider how the GLA can deliver a programme of new social rented homes'. Labour, Green and Lib Dem Assembly members voted 15 -3 on 11 March, to 'regret' loss of homes through 'Affordable' up to 80 market rents, 'sales through the revived right to buy and demolitions.' Tenants and campaigners are demanding local Labour, Lib Dem and Green Party councillors halt the demolition of 70+ council and housing association estates, in line with Assembly policy. full detail here
20 Mar 2015
South East tour launches housing report
Meetings across the South East will propose ending building more 'social' homes for rent and ending Right to Buy.
Keith Taylor Green Party MEP for South East England, is speaking alongside housing campaigners including DCH, launching his report: Everyone knows we have a housing crisis: let's do something about it at meetings in Oxford, Brighton, Canterbury, Winchester, Reading and Guildford. See details here.
19 Mar 2015
Stop demolition - refurbish Aylesbury
Marchers demanding Aylesbury estate homes are done up, not knocked down, got a warm welcome. See video report here Swelled by supporters on the Walworth Road, 300 joined the march which circled the estate, with cheers from passers by and balconies. The March and occupation are giving tenants new confidence that the 3,000+ council homes can be saved. Update Latest plans mean net loss of 900 council homes on Aylesbury: see report here. updated 19 March 2015
15 Mar 2015
Protest as Councillors do deals in Cannes
Angry tenants and housing campaigners are protesting in Tottenham, Wed 11 March 5-7pm at 163 Park La
10 Mar 2015
Hammersmith Council discusses Housing Privatisation
The Labour-led council in Hammersmith and Fulham, west London, is considering privatisation of all 1
17 Feb 2015
March for Homes - new housing movement
A new dynamic housing movement is bringing together council and private tenants, trade unions and c
01 Feb 2015
Haringey Fights Demoltion
Haringey tenants are leading a fight against demolition of council homes and businesses. On Sat
03 Dec 2014
No to developers carving up our estates
Tenants, unions and housing campaigners will protest when London Mayor opens the MIPIM developers'
14 Oct 2014
Council Housing Reforms Must Guarantee Funding
The long-delayed detailed proposals put some new money on the table BUT
28 Mar 2010
Conference launches Manifesto for Council Housing
250 delegates from 59 areas at the biggest and broadest DCH conference so far
19 Mar 2010
Tenants Vote NO To Partial Transfer
Tenants on the Ferguslie estate in Renfrewshire, Scotland, have voted NO to privatisation.
17 Nov 2009
Campaigners vow to continue work of DCH
The first national meeting since the sad death of Alan Walter agreed to step up the work of DCH
09 May 2009
Brown orders thousands of new council houses
DCH welcomes Brown's commitment to council housing