Living Rent campaign meeting 4th May – Joint Action Plan

working together….

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
Community Room
The Edge Community Centre
83 Pankhurst Avenue
Brighton
BN2 9AE

EdgeFighting 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.

HOUSING IN CRISIS

Public Meeting
Tuesday 26th April
7.30 pm
The Bevy Community Pub
Hillside Moulsecoomb

With speakers from:
Love Activists Brighton
Living Rent Campaign
Defend Council Housing

Housing In Crisis meeting 26_4

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
Bevy

Join BHAG Meeting on the Housing Crisis

Join  for the Next BHAG Meeting on the Housing Crisis

The Campaigning voice of pensioners

Mon 23rd Nov, Brighthelm Centre, Stanmer Rm. 2-4pm.

Old and Young affected by Housing crisis
Old and Young
the crisis in Housing nationally and locally can affect anyone and cuts across generations. Come to our next meeting and find ways …
We Can Work Together
to share ideas and campaign for better housing for all, whether young or old.
To download printable version of this Click here.
The Housing Crisis is Inter-generational

Fair Rents for Private Tenants – public meeting and social event

Private Tenants public meeting,
Thursday 15 October 2015 – 19:00
Friends Meeting House
Ship Street
BN1 1AF Brighton
United Kingdom

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.

tenant resistance poster

 

Meetings, Events and Latest Petition

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
North Laine
Brighton
BN1 4ED

All welcome!

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.
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/20/lords-vote-tory-plans-extend-right-to-buy-housing-association-tenants-doubt

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
Clock Tower
North Street Quadrant
Brighton
BN1 3GJ

Private Tenants Resistance Event

Thursday 15th October
7 p.m. (doors open at 6.30 p.m.)
Friends Meeting House (FMH)
Ship Street
Brighton
BN1 1AF

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
Kings Road
Brighton
BN1 1NR