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No means test - no market rents
Charging market rents for tenant households earning £30,000 a year (£40,000 in London) would penalise tenant family members getting better paid jobs and overtime, and undermine mixed communities.
Trade unions will be a key part of a campaign to prevent means testing by Councils and housing associations. Discuss this motion, contact people affected, and get in touch to help organise this campaign Download more...
National Day of Action 25 July
Homes for all; cut rents not benefits
lively, friendly, noisy PROTEST on Saturday 25 July 12-2pm in front of the Point, Central Milton Keynes
bring banners, placards, whistles,drums called by DCH/DPAC/Unite Community/MK Against the Cuts

Action plan from 13 June summit
The Tenants and Housing summit 13 June agreed the following:
*a housing bloc on the Peoples Assembly march 20 June: assemble 1 Poultry opposite Bank of England 12 noon
*25 July a day of action against benefit cuts and bedroom tax
*a campaign against the extension of Right to Buy financed by open market sale of council homes
* A national March for Housing and Homes in London
* housing campaigns, hustings and lobbying aimed at Scottish, Welsh, London and other local elections 2015
13 June Summit - the day
Tenants and Housing Summit - the Day:
Opening session, with Welsh Tenants Federation, Anti Bedroom Tax campaigners, Private Renters, trade unions, Disabled People Against Cuts and Housing Justice

Followed by workshop sessions on:
1. Organising against Any More Bedroom Tax, sanctions and benefit cuts - with DPAC and Anti Bedroom Tax campaigners - leaflet here 2. Organising to stop evictions - with anti eviction networks and focus E15 (tbc)
3. Organising a new generation for the homes we need - with Generation Rent, Young GMB London, Streets Kitchens and others
4. Organising against estate demolition and loss of homes - with Fred Wigg and John Walsh Towers, Our West Hendon/Sweets Way, Haringey campaign against demolitions, Aylesbury and other estate campaigns
5. Organising to stop the Right to Buy rip off and win a new generation of council housing

With final sessions to agree action plans.

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.
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...
Cressingham tenants win halt to demolition
Tenants today won a legal halt to demolition. Lambeth council in south London was ordered to restart consultation.
Ugo Hayter from the human rights team at Leigh Day, commented The decision by Lambeth Council did not take into consideration the opinions of the vast majority of the residents on the estate who have made it clear that they favoured refurbishment over demolition.
Cressingham's tenants association have fought a long campaign against demolition. See report and more information here.
24 Nov 2015
United against Housing Bill
Opposition to the Housing Bill 2015 is growing fast.
Tenants across England and Wales together with trade union leaders, MPs, councillors and Gypsy/traveller organisations condemn the Bill and 'call on MPs, local councils and housing associations to link with tenants and trade unions in a growing alliance of opposition to this bill, join local protests on 5 December and demand instead the homes we need.' in today's Guardian newspaper.
See full letter here. For leaflets, petitions and speakers contact Download for more.
21 Nov 2015
Campaign against NoHousing Bill launched
Tenants and trade unions were joined by councillors and MPs to protest at the Housing & Planning Bill 2015.
Plans include a day of action round the country on 5 December, building to national protests in the new year.
Contact for leaflets, posters, resolutions and local contacts.

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07 Nov 2015
Tenants Federation on Housing Bill
Tower Hamlets Tenants Federation calls on our Mayor and Council, councillors, GLA representatives an MORE >>
27 Oct 2015
'No Housing' Bill protest 2 Nov at Parliament
The Housing Bill 2015 is a serious escalation of attacks on council housing and tenants' rights.
25 Oct 2015
Unanimous Support for Council Housing
Delegates at this year's Labour Party conference made housing their top priority MORE >>
01 Oct 2015
Council calls for action against Government on RTB2
Milton Keynes full Council passed a motion condemning extension of Right to Buy (RTB2) last night ( MORE >>
18 Sep 2015
Is your Council at MIPIM 2015?
On 21-23 October developers gathering in London are meeting investors, councils and politicians to t MORE >>
30 Aug 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
Oppose NoHousing Bill
DCH at Labour conference
Right to Buy2: Stop sell-offs
!3 June Summit timetable
Tenants & Housing Summit
March for Homes support grows
Council Housing: Time To Invest
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Build New
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