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Housing matters at the Supreme Court-3

London has more legal matters to do with housing than other towns, and this morning, one made it to The Independent. It is a case that will probably also turn up at the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected the appeal last week, paving the way for similar cases. 100 more words

Eviction And Housing Matters

Housing Crisis? What Housing Crisis?

In the Mission District someone has etched out a coherent proposal to bring the housing crisis under control.

In a city where the median rent clocks in at almost exactly 50% of the median income and is rising all the time, something must be done.

My Generation

As someone with a keen interest in politics, I often wonder why the majority of the people around me don’t have so much as an opinion on political issues and really couldn’t care less. 756 more words

Focus E15 Mothers - Liberating the Carpenters Estate

On Sunday 21 September, a nearly empty council estate in Stratford, East London was turned into a children’s party venue by a group of young mothers and their supporters. 137 more words

Something Is Stirring In The Capital: The Fight Against Social Cleansing Bursts Into Life

With the Tory’s threatening a new benefit cap and cuts to Local Housing Allowance if they win the next election, it is unsurprising that London’s fucked housing market is emerging as a key site of struggle in the capital. 589 more words

Fighting Back

southessexheckler reblogged this on The Heckler and commented:

We know this post is about housing struggles in London, however, in light of recent comments by Essex County Councillor, Kerry Smith (UKIP) relating to new housing developments planned for Basildon and his fears that the area will be used as a 'dumping ground' by London boroughs as the pace of gentrification intensifies, we think this is of interest to people out here. We do intend to write an in depth piece on the relationship between housing pressures out here in south / south-east Essex and the process of gentrification / social cleansing in London at some point - for the time being, this post on the Void is a useful introduction...