housing

Bring family, friends and neighbours to a Haringey Housing Action Group protest on

Friday 3 August, 9am at Haringey Council Customer Service Centre, Apex House, 820 Seven Sisters Road, N15 5PQ (tube: Seven Sisters) - the home of the North London Housing Benefit Hub.

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) Housing Benefit cuts are starting to hit, and we are seeing the first set of evictions for tenants who can't pay for rent increases from their benefits. With solidarity actions, we can all try and stop individual evictions, but what is the council doing to support tenants who don't want to be forced to move?

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In opposition to Government cuts to housing benefits, we demand...
AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR ALL - BRING RENTS DOWN!

Calling all private tenants in Haringey:
  • Is your rent too high?   
  • Do you get enough Housing Benefit - has it been cut?   
  • Do you want to see affordable housing for everyone, and rent-reductions (instead of evictions) for those unable to pay?
Come and find out about your rights and what you can do to stand up to your landlord. All private tenants and those wanting to support them are welcome.

WOOD GREEN LIBRARY, High Road, N22
Saturday 26 May, 2pm-4pm
Information stalls * Know-your-rights sessions * Discussions about what can be done
Includes refreshments & a small toddlers play area

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On Wednesday 9th May, HSG activists were outside the Civic Centre in Wood Green where the Landlords Forum was being held, to put pressure on landlords not to increase their rents above Housing Benefit Local Housing Allowance (LHA) levels.

Although small in number, we handed out a considerable number of leaflets to people going into the forum and to passers by, explaining why we were there. Despite landlords being well aware of the widespread Housing Benefit cuts in Haringey from January 2012, some have already increased their rents above LHA rates.

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No Evictions of Tenants – We all have a Right to a Home!

Statement from Hackney Housing Group and Haringey Housing Action Group 

We condemn the use of evictions by Wandsworth Council as a punishment measure for families who have criminal charges against them after the riots. In the first place, Wandsworth Council has issued this eviction notice before the person in question has even been convicted of an offence. Secondly, evictions must not be used as a punishment. This is inherently unfair; it is only council and possibly housing association tenants that will be evicted not private tenants or home owners.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland, which owns Natwest, was bailed out by the British taxpayer at a cost of £45bn - more than half the amount of the government's £81bn four-year cuts programme. Despite us now having an 84% share in RBS, the bank has continued to pay massive bonuses to investment bankers and to gamble with our money.

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