Housing

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DECEMBER 2018

Logo from "Homes for all" group. White words "Homes for all" on pink circle background.8th – 11am – 5pm National Summit: Safe Secure Homes for All, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place WC1H 9BD- supported by Ledbury Action Group, Tower Blocks UK and others

Our Secure and Safe Homes Summit will take place on 8th December from 11am at:

The National Education Union, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD

This year’s summit will be a day of workshops and talks, with guest speakers and housing campaign groups from across the UK. It will be a space to discuss the continuing housing crisis which a specific focus on the safety of our homes and the secure, safety needs of the homes of the future.

Prospective workshops include:

Housing Associations and safety
Effective action
Universal Credit, arrears and evictions
Rents and repairs
Private renters
Fire safety and tower blocks
Trade Unions and Tenants and Residents Associations

Front of flyer for meeting 8th December, 11am to 5pm. Words "We need safe, secure homes for all". Telephone contact 07432098440.

More details to follow soon. If you would like to contribute or volunteer on the day or help spread the word, please get in touch.
http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/contact/

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London Teachers Housing Campaign
The group specifically addresses the concerns of teachers in London.
Newham Teachers’ Association is affiliated to the campaign.
You can find details of recent activities on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/London-Teachers-Housing-Campaign-700919223350339/

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One Housing Group rent increases will force teachers out.

“One Housing has recently told keyworkers in Newham that they will face a 40% increase in their rents. This was not negotiated or consulted. Many now face the prospect of moving home. This includes teachers, teaching assistants, NHS staff and social workers who provide key services to their community. Some residents have families with young children. Stop One Housing from imposing these unfair contracts! Sign our petition today!

“Information on One Housing Group from their  2016 annual report:
• Pre-tax ‘surplus’ last year £54.4 million.
• OHG now has 22 subsidiaries, including ‘Citystyle Living’ which operates as a provider of private rented housing.
• Last year it made a 40% profit on its sale of market homes.
• The group has total assets of £1.78 billion.
• Its Chief Executive was paid £242,804.
• Ten of its senior staff are paid in excess of £100,000.
• It paid its ‘voluntary’ Board members £100,000.”

Text above from an officer of London Teachers’ Housing Campaign, & One Housing Tenants Network.

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Teachers priced out of house market
Teachers priced out of house market as property prices soar to 11 times earnings.
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/nov/01/teachers-house-market-property-prices

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