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

Homelessness and the Localism Act – know your rights!

Today, members of Haringey Housing Action Group distributed leaflets outside Apex House (South Tottenham Customer Service Centre), to make people aware about some changes that councils are making to the way they house homeless households. This was just one of many actions happening across London as part of the Radical Housing Network’s week of action. […]

February 16, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: INFORMATION  Comments Closed

Haringey Council plans to move thousands out of the borough

Join the mass Lobby of Haringey Council,5.30pm, Tuesday 10th February, outside Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, N22 8LE As part of its plans to make £70m cuts, the council wants to pass a policy to move up to 3,000 households in temporary accommodation out of the borough, and ultimately out of London. In particular, […]

February 9, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: LOCAL CAMPAIGNS, NEWS  Comments Closed

7 Ways the Localism Act is Shafting the Homeless and Precariously-Housed

by Izzy Koksal The Focus E15 mums’ vibrant and unstoppable campaign has been important in highlighting what the largely unheard-of Localism Act means for homeless people and other precariously-housed people. While forced evictions reach an all time high as a result of housing benefit cuts, soaring rents and omnipotent landlords, the new powers given to local […]

August 1, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: INFORMATION  Comments Closed

Localism Act 2011 – How it affects Haringey residents

There are 6 main parts to the housing provisions under the Localism Act 2011 for local authorities. These are: housing allocations; homelessness duty; flexible tenancies; how local authorities can use finances from their housing stock; how social housing is regulated; and finally how complaints are dealt with.

May 3, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: INFORMATION  Comments Closed

The Localism Act and Housing – Smashing communities

Politicians are selling the Localism Act as “giving power to local people”. Bollocks. It actually makes vicious attacks on our lives – this time it’s housing and homelessness.

March 29, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: INFORMATION  Comments Closed