Archive for the ‘HHAG ACTIONS’ Category

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

Shian HA ignore tenants’ boiler complaints, before calling the cops…

Once again, members of Haringey Housing Action Group found ourselves at the Hackney offices of Shian Housing Association, along with supporters from Fuel Poverty Action. We were supporting one of our members, and her neighbours.  They are all tenants of Shian HA and have been living in new-build properties in Tottenham for over three years.  […]

September 16, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, LOCAL CAMPAIGNS  Comments Closed

End Fuel Poverty – Shian Housing Association listen to your tenants!

This Monday, 27th January 2014, we had a small demonstration outside Shian Housing Association in Hackney. We are demanding that they replace totally inefficient electric boilers with something that works well for a three bedroom property or a larger property. One member of the Haringey Housing Action Group told the group that for the last […]

January 29, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS  Comments Closed

Community Housing Inspectors expose anti-social practices by Haringey Letting Agents and serve Cease & Desist orders

Return of the Community Housing Inspectors – See short video below On Saturday 27th April 2013,as part of a London-wide day of action against Letting Agents, 20 Haringey Community Housing Inspectors went out to investigate the practices of local Letting Agents in Green Lanes, Haringey. Other actions took place in other parts of London including […]

April 27, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, LOCAL CAMPAIGNS, NEWS  Comments Closed

Haringey housing campaigners to stage inspection of local Letting Agents

We demand: Bring rents down – stop discrimination and fees – bring back security of tenure We believe:  Everyone is entitled to a decent, secure, affordable, local home Join us for a return of the Community Housing Inspectors We will once again be taking to the streets of Haringey to inspect local Letting Agents as […]

April 22, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, NEWS  Comments Closed