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Cambridge meeting 28th April
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.
SIgn the petition - Minister must apologise
Minister Eric Pickles describes council estates as 'Brownfield' sites, in the foreword to a Savills research proposal. See London regeneration research proposal, with Introduction by Minister Eric Pickles (the 'Brownfield' reference is on Page 2)
Download and sign the petition to demand the Minister apologises, retracts this description of council estates, and withdraws funding from this research. Download more...
Campaign newspaper
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. Download more...
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. Download more...
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. Download more...
Independent ballot against loss of council homes
Tenants voted overwhelmingly against redevelopment plans that mean the loss of 74 council homes, in a ballot organised by local trade unions.
In a formal organised ballot conducted by Waltham Forest Trades Council, 103 tenants opposed council plans for Fred Wigg and John Walsh towers. Local MP John Cryer has now agreed to take up tenants concerns with the Labour-run Council. See local report here.
17 May 2015
Tenants must 'access jobs' to afford homes after demolition
Haringey tenants are fighting demolition of council estates across Tottenham. They are meeting 6.30pm Thur 9 Apr @ Cafe Life, North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Road N17 6PY - all welcome.
Their Response to Haringey Council's 'Local Plan' highlights how proposed demolition will drive out existing residents:
The ability of local people to afford the new homes being built, especially in the east of the borough, is dependent on them accessing jobs and also increasing their incomes to a sufficient level to afford the new homes on offer as a result.
(Equalities Impact Assessment on Haringey s housing policies, Cabinet 17/03/15 p62)
Tenants say: 'The Council's housing policies amount to the social cleansing of Tottenham's existing residents.' They are calling on election candidates to support the campaign against the demolition.

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08 Apr 2015
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 MORE >>
19 Mar 2015
Stop demolition - refurbish Aylesbury
Marchers got a warm welcome yesterday, demanding Aylesbury estate homes are done up, not knocked dow MORE >>
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 MORE >>
10 Mar 2015
Hammersmith Council discusses Housing Privatisation
The Labour-led council in Hammersmith and Fulham, west London, is considering privatisation of all 1 MORE >>
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 MORE >>
01 Feb 2015
Council Housing Reforms Must Guarantee Funding
The long-delayed detailed proposals put some new money on the table BUT MORE >>
28 Mar 2010
Conference launches Manifesto for Council Housing
250 delegates from 59 areas at the biggest and broadest DCH conference so far MORE >>
19 Mar 2010
Tenants Vote NO To Partial Transfer
Tenants on the Ferguslie estate in Renfrewshire, Scotland, have voted NO to privatisation. MORE >>
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 MORE >>
09 May 2009
Brown orders thousands of new council houses
DCH welcomes Brown's commitment to council housing MORE >>
30 Jan 2009
Tenants & Housing Summit
Hammersmith No Privatisation
Tenants manifesto for 2015
March for Aylesbury
March for Homes support grows
Statement from Housing Emergency tenants conference
Council Housing: Time To Invest
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