Join our protest, 10 Oct: Haringey Council, rehouse Z now!

Join us in Wood Green on Tuesday to support our member Z, and to challenge Haringey Council’s callous treatment of tenants facing eviction. Protest Tuesday 10 October, 12.30pm outside Haringey’s housing office – 48 Station Road, London N22 7TY. (1 minute walk from Wood Green tube.) Z and her family have been facing harassment from […]

October 8, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: LOCAL CAMPAIGNS, PRIVATE TENANTS  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

Gatekeeping at the housing office

Gatekeeping is the term used to describe the practice of councils turning homeless people away when they request help.  This practice is unlawful, but we hear examples of it happening every time we leaflet outside the housing office. Our sister group Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth (HASL) has been campaigning against gatekeeping at their local […]

August 26, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: INFORMATION  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

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

Haringey housing action success

On Tuesday 16 October, members of Haringey Housing Action Group successfully supported a family facing eviction. Ms T, a member of the group and mother of three, is pregnant and about to be evicted from a private tenancy later in the month, just three days before her baby is due to be born. Ms T […]

October 21, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: HHAG ACTIONS, NEWS  Comments Closed

Homeless? Get Your Rights!

Council Homeless Persons Units (HPUs) are famous for trying to turn away as many people as they can – telling them they don’t fit the criteria to be housed. In reality many of these people are entitled to help – and this might include you. There are 5 TESTS that the council must look at […]

August 28, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: INFORMATION  Comments Closed