Government housing plans will worsen the housing crisis, shifting more funding away from really-affordable renting. Angry tenants, councillors, trade unions and MPs are backing a campaign against sell offs and for investment in council housing: see sign up statement.
Labour conference 2015 made housing top priority and unanimously passed a motion committing to campaign against housing benefit cuts and the extension of the Right to Buy; for a massive increase in the supply of council housing; and for regulation of private rented sector housing. Full motion here.
This is an opportunity for united campaigns linking tenant and housing groups, trade unions, councillors and MPs. Local groups are already planning meetings, protests, lobbying and marches.
DCH will work with local groups to bring together local campaigns: let us know if you can help.
Council and Right to Buy2
Some local authorities are cutting links with housing associations taking part in Right to Buy 2 financed by forced market sell offs of council housing, with no guarantee these homes will be replaced. Many housing associations that took over council homes via transfer have a Right to Buy clawback agreement, which could mean they might need to give some of the sale receipts back to their local authority.
Labour leader Corbyn condemns RtB2 deal.
Housing and health campaigners will join protests 21-23 October in Olympia, West London, when developers gather to buy up public land: see more information and leaflet here.
Latest DCH leaflet here
Sign up to resist attacks on council housing, along with Jeremy Corbyn, Caroline Lucas, councillors, trade unions and tenants: see statement
And pass this statement against means testing by Councils and housing associations - see model resolution.