At the ‘Housing in Crisis’ meeting, we agreed to work together to fight against the decimation of social housing, soaring private rents and homelessness.
We know there are plenty of solutions to the problems but so far no political will. There is a determination to sell off what is left of social housing and an obsession with home ownership, most of which is beyond the reach of ordinary people.
Please come along on Wednesday and bring your ideas for a plan of action.
Living Rent meeting
Wednesday 4th of May at 7.30
The Edge Community Centre
83 Pankhurst Avenue
Fighting the Housing Bill – meeting in parliament Tuesday 3rd May
Write to MPs and Lords – 3 May to oppose the Housing Bill and attend the Kill the Housing Bill meeting in parliament on 3rd May. For details of this and other Kill-the-Bill events, throughout May and June check out Defend Council Housing website.
Tuesday 26th April
The Bevy Community Pub
With speakers from:
Love Activists Brighton
Living Rent Campaign
Defend Council Housing
Our housing rights are under attack – now more than ever before.
Over the past decades we have faced sky-high house prices, soaring rents
and now the social cleansing of our cities, with benefits for those in need capped and cut. There is less and less help for the increasing number who find themselves homeless. Deaths on the streets are becoming commonplace.
Why is it happening? And what can we do about it? Join in the discussion.
Meeting organised by Left Unity
Private Tenants public meeting,
Thursday 15 October 2015 – 19:00
Friends Meeting House
BN1 1AF Brighton
Unaffordable rents, outrageous letting agents’ fees, benefits squeezed – private tenants are under pressure from all sides in a housing market that is out of control.
This event is a chance for private tenants to join forces and start to fight back.
There will be a showing of the film Si Se Puede, which documents the powerful eviction resistance movement in Barcelona, as well as plenty of space for discussion and action planning and social. Please bring a plate of food to share. Doors will be open from 6.30, the event will start promptly at 7.00.
Event supported by Brighton Tenants Union, the Living Rent Campaign and Brighton People’s Assembly against Austerity.
Next Campaign meeting – come along and help plan our exciting future events:
7 p.m. Wednesday 26th August
The Lord Nelson pub (back room)
36, Trafalgar Street
Housing Association Right to Buy – Say NO! – Petition
The Conservative government has proposed a ‘Right to Buy’ bill which will force Housing Associations to sell off their housing stock at a discount.
This policy would decimate the remaining provision of genuinely affordable social housing in the UK, and turn the housing crisis into a catastrophe. The campaign has set up a new petition calling on our local MP’s to oppose this bill
Say no to the forced sale of social housing in Brighton and Hove
Please sign the Petition and forward to your friends:
There is hope from the House of Lords where an amendment to the charities bill could scupper this planned sell-off.
Living Rent Campaign stall
Campaigning for radical solutions to the housing crisis
All welcome to help gather signatures on the Living Rent Campaign’s new petition against the sell-off of social housing and let people know about the Tenant Resistance event on October 15th.
Saturday 12 September
11:00 to 13:00
North Street Quadrant
Private Tenants Resistance Event
Thursday 15th October
7 p.m. (doors open at 6.30 p.m.)
Friends Meeting House (FMH)
The Brighton Tenants Union, People’s Assembly, Global Justice Now and the Living Rent campaign are jointly organising an open discussion event for private tenants. The Living Rent Campaign agreed to make a contribution to the cost of the event.
We will show the Si Se Puede film, about resistance to evictions in Spain. There will be space for discussion of the problems facing tenants in Brighton & Hove and possible collective action and mutual support.
We would like to create a sociable atmosphere so would invite everyone to bring food to share. We will be able to use the café space at the FMH as well.
There will be a planning meeting for the private tenant’s event:
Tuesday, 15 September – 19:30
Old Ship Hotel
Great to see so many new faces last night, welcome to you all!
The main topics covered and discussed last night included:-
- Ideas for the May Day Fair (Saturday 2nd May)
- Local Housing Forum (Wednesday 29th April)
- Ways of working with local universities
- Future Living Rent Campaign actions to be taken
(See our calendar or future events for further details on the above events and more).