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Stop privatisation; improve existing and build a new generation of first class council housing
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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Labour Conference meeting

Housing Act Summit 22 October

Oppose NoHousing Bill

Right to Buy2: Stop sell-offs

Southwark march 25 March

Council Housing: Time To Invest

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