Fw: All-out assault on council housing

david bangs dave.bangs at virgin.net
Mon Dec 5 08:50:19 GMT 2011

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From: Defend Council Housing 
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Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 1:00 AM
Subject: All-out assault on council housing

            Stop privatisation; improve existing and build a new generation of first class council housing   
            All-out assault on council housing  
                  The government's housing strategy is an all-out assault on council housing.
                  They propose to continued underfunding of council housing, combined with fixed-term tenancies, subsidies for more stock transfers, and increased sale of council homes through Right to Buy, to be replaced with up to 80% market rents.This would destroy the principles of decent, affordable, secure and accountable council housing as a public asset and a service to meet general need.
                  Tenants, housing workers and trade unions, councillors, MPs and campaigners can challenge, resist and stop these policies, through united and determined local and national campaigning.A national Defend Council Housing meeting next Saturday will agree the next steps to: 
                  * Ensure councils reject fixed term tenancies, up to 80% market rents and restricted access to council housing. Oppose any evictions due to housing benefit cuts and caps
                  * Fight stock transfers and end subsidies to privatisation
                  * Challenge ministers to demand they stop the attacks and invest in council housing
                  * Unite a big, broad national movement against attacks on rents, benefits and tenancies, and for the homes, rights and tenancies we needDCH national meeting Sat 10 December - all welcome
                  12-4pm at Camden Town Hall, Judd St WC1H 8NJ. Oppose Kings Cross/St Pancras rail/underground - see map here
                  Meeting against Wandsworth Council evictions - Monday 5th December at Doddington Community Centre - see leaflet here 
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            For background information on the demand for investment in council housing and who supports the campaign see www.defendcouncilhousing.org.uk 

                   Protest Leaflet 15th Nov 
                   DCH Briefing Jan 2011 

                   Statement from Housing Emergency tenants conference 

                   DCH Newspaper Sep 2011 

                   Council Housing: Time To Invest 

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