Archive for the ‘HHAG ACTIONS’ Category

More empty promises, more rights ignored

‘How long can we go on and how long will the Council continue to treat people like next to nothing?’  Since we posted the last article, we’ve met another member who has also been waiting since last summer for a final decision on her homelessness case. E is in private rented accommodation, G is waiting […]

February 14, 2019  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

Empty promises, rights ignored

Our member E and her teenage child are living in one overcrowded room with shared facilities. Even if you have somewhere to live, you may be legally homeless if your living conditions are so bad that you cannot be expected to stay there. E first approached the council in April 2018 and asked them to […]

January 25, 2019  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

Old law, new law, same old story

‘Approaching the council has become a menace to my life. Old law, new law, none of them is favourable to me. Instead of the council helping, they’ve just been dodgy, not sincere in their comments. It makes it difficult for me and my family.  Now they say that I’m top of the list, but without any […]

July 23, 2018  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

Property licensing: who benefits?

Haringey Council say that ‘good quality housing is a basic right of every resident’. They say they’ve found a solution which will make life better for everyone, tenants and landlords alike – property licensing. However, our member S has had a very different experience. As the council consult on whether they should expand their licensing […]

February 20, 2018  Tags: , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

The waiting game: six weeks struggling against gatekeeping

Our member L, a mother of four, is due to be evicted this Monday, 3rd July. She first approached Haringey Council more than five weeks ago, but they have only just confirmed that they will provide emergency housing for Monday night. Like most councils, Haringey is known for diverting people away from making a homeless […]

June 30, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

Letting agents and the Localism Act

After going through the stress of becoming homeless, everyone ought to end up somewhere safe and secure. However, Haringey Council forced our member A into a private tenancy where she has spent months struggling to get repairs done, living in conditions that are affecting her children’s health. Until a few years ago, eligible homeless people […]

December 19, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, PRIVATE TENANTS  Comments Closed

Gatekeeping at Haringey Council

We recently supported one of our members, M, who faced gatekeeping from Haringey Council when she attempted to apply as homeless. This was not a one-off incident. Our previous experiences show that the council consistently fails to do its duty, and the comments made to M by a housing officer confirm this. We’re calling on […]

November 28, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, INFORMATION  Comments Closed

Haringey Council to evict a woman and her 14-year-old daughter

M is a Haringey resident.  She is due to be evicted by the council this Tuesday (10 November).   When she came to our meeting last week, she told us that the council want to evict her because of rent arrears, despite the fact that she has already put a plan in place to pay her […]

November 10, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, INFORMATION, NEWS  Comments Closed

Homeless? Pregnant? Haringey won’t help until the bailiffs arrive

UPDATE: Success!  Ms L was offered accommodation starting from 23 June.  Separate report of the action to follow. At our group meeting last week, a friend of one of our members came along – Ms L. She is a single mother of two, and is due to be evicted on 2 July from her flat […]

June 22, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

How one Haringey council officer could prevent a family being evicted

Today we have been give the runaround by Haringey Council. All we wanted was for a housing benefit officer to speak to a homelessness officer. Background: One of our members had been evicted from a privately rented property.  She applied as homeless to the council, but the council eventually denied that they had a duty […]

March 9, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed