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Write to MPs and Lords - 3 May
Contact MPs and Lords to oppose the Housing Bill and attend the Kill the Housing Bill meeting in parliament on 3rd May. Find MPs and Lords email addresses here or use this link .
MPs who oppose the Bill can be invited to join the lobby, and will be able to use letters from constituents as proof of widespread opposition. You can add personal information about how the Bill will affect you and others, which MPs can use in the debate.
Download the model letter/email below.

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Support Housing Bill motion
Add your support to Kill the Housing Bill. This is an issue for union members across Britain, trapped in private renting or under threat of attacks on council and housing association housing in the Bill.
Put this model motion here to your union and join resistance to the Housing Bill. Download more...
Council writes to all tenants
Campaigners against the Housing Bill are calling on local councils to speak out and organise public meetings.
A letter sent to all tenants by Islington Council, led to a meeting attended by 600 people.

All councils and housing associations can and should write to all residents. See Islington letter here.

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Organise to beat the Housing Bill
1. Contact tenant reps, unions and community organisations, with poster , petition and leaflets

2. Write to local papers, use facebook, hold local meetings

3. Do street stalls and knock doors with petition and leaflets

4.Get in touch for speakers and help: info@defendcouncilhousing.org.uk

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Housing Bill Briefing and leaflets
Order copies of Kill the Housing Bill leaflet and Briefing now. Leaflets 100=£2.50; 500 = £6; Briefing 50=£2.50; 100 = £5; or get price for more from info@defendcouncilhousing.org.uk

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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...
Protest lobby at Parliament 3 May
The much-criticised Housing Bill will be debated by MPs on 3rd May, after a series of amendments by Lords.
A protest lobby on 3rd May will begin 12-2pm at Old Palace Yard SW1P 3JY, and continue with a meeting joined MPs, Lords and tenants 3-7pm in parliament.
Opposition is growing as the threat to present and future housing is exposed by Council leaders and Lords, media reports and wide and growing opposition from tenants and campaigners: 10,000 marched against the Bill on 13 March.

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23 Apr 2016
Housing Bill protest sleep out 15 April
Housing Bill protests will highlight how the Bill threatens more homeless people, while many are already without homes. March with the Homeless in London 6pm from Downing Street details here, then join local sleepout protests:

Start at 8pm 15 April unless otherwise indicated:
Camden Town Hall Judd St WC1H 9JE - Monday 11th 6-7pm
Hackney vigil 7pm Town Hall Mare St E8 1EA Facebook: Kill the Housing Bill Hackney Vigil
Hammersmith Town Hall King St W6 9JU Contact Graham 0750 724 0012
Harlow St Mary-at Latton Church CM20 2JP Facebook: Kill the Housing Bill Harlow
Horsham 10.30pm Council offices North St
Islington Town Hall Upper St N1 2UD
Lambeth Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, SW2 1RD
Leeds homeless protest 4pm Town Hall LS1 3AD - see Facebook event
Southwark 9pm Town Hall Tooley St SE1P 5LX
Tower Hamlets Housing office, Albert Jacob House 62 Roman Rd E2 Facebook: Tower Hamlets Sleepout against the Housing Bill

Hold a protest near you - see leaflet here or contact killthehousingbill@gmail.com or info@defendcouncilhousing.org.uk.

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06 Apr 2016
Housing Bill - Timetable
The Housing and Planing Bill is being debated (with over 400 amendments) in Committee of the House of Lords, on Monday 21 March (late), Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23. That should finish the Committee stage. The Report stage will be after Easter break on 11 and 13 April, plus a further date yet to be decided ( maybe 20th?).
A member of the Lords advises: 'If there are government defeats, the Bill goes back to the Commons, then returns to us (probably overturning the defeats).
'So the end is not yet in sight!'
20 Mar 2016
Southwark Tenants demand action against Housing Bill
Southwark Tenant Council and Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations (SGTO) are demanding their Cou MORE >>
01 Mar 2016
Lords hear evidence against Housing Bill
Lords heard hard-hitting evidence against the Housing Bill, from tenants and trade union groups in a MORE >>
03 Feb 2016
Housing Bill campaign grows fast
A packed 100+ meeting of tenants, trade unions, councillors and traveller groups met 16 Jan to orga MORE >>
17 Jan 2016
Kill the Housing Bill - protest 5 January parliament
A campaign to Kill the Housing Bill - secure homes for all was launched today.
A packed MORE >>
12 Dec 2015
Cressingham tenants win halt to demolition
Tenants today won a legal halt to demolition. Lambeth council in south London was ordered to restar MORE >>
24 Nov 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
RESOURCES
Housing Bill at Parliament 3 May
Housing Bill protest sleep out 15 April

Lords evidence against the Housing Bill

Kill the Housing Bill Briefing
Oppose NoHousing Bill
Right to Buy2: Stop sell-offs
Council Housing: Time To Invest
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Stop Privatisation
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Invest In Council Housing
Housing Finance, Responses to Self-Financing Consultation
Ready Reckoner, Your Rents and Allowances

Build New
Housing crisis - the case for building new council housing

Defend Security Of Tenure
Defending principles of lifetime tenancies and affordable rents, Housing Emergency, Responses to consultation on tenancy reform

Fair Debate
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