Archive for the ‘INFORMATION’ Category

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

Fag Packet Towers AKA Apex House – send objections now!

We are regular users of Apex House, which is where the council’s housing office is based.  And we were alarmed to hear the plans for it – both to re-build it as a 22-storey eyesore with most of it being let as privately rented homes by an institutional/commercial landlord.   We’ve spoken to staff at the […]

October 27, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: INFORMATION, LOCAL CAMPAIGNS  Comments Closed

Apex House – who will stand up to Grainger?

This evening, 27th May, the council is holding a Development Management Forum at CoNEL presumably to “consult” with the public over the plans for Apex House.  Some have questioned why the meeting has been arranged with so little publicity.  Others will be only too familiar with the way in which the council likes to keeps […]

May 27, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: INFORMATION  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

The number of council homes that Haringey Council has built since 2010 – in 129 words

We found this question and answer in the agenda papers for the council meeting on 21 July 2014: WRITTEN QUESTION 4 – TO THE CABINET MEMBER FOR HOUSING AND REGENERATION [Cllr Alan Strickland] FROM COUNCILLOR CONNOR: How many Council homes has the Council built since 2010? ANSWER In November 2013, the Cabinet approved a Housing […]

August 11, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: INFORMATION  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

NO GENTRIFICATION FOR TOTTENHAM! – The threat to people on low incomes and ethnic minorities from Haringey Council’s ‘Plan For Tottenham’

INTRODUCTION On 31st July 2012, Haringey Council announced a regeneration plan, the Plan for Tottenham, which it claims will create thousands of new homes and jobs in the wake of the riots of August 2011 (1). The small print of this plan reveals that it is actually a plan which will push up house prices […]

April 3, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: INFORMATION, LOCAL CAMPAIGNS  Comments Closed

Haringey residents call for a fightback against Government housing policies threatening the homes of thousands of local residents

– public meeting calls for affordable, secure, local, decent housing for all – local campaigning launched against the bedroom tax, benefits cap and other unjust measures – ‘social cleansing’ condemned as local residents refuse to be forced out of their own borough by high rents and benefit cuts On Saturday 16th March nearly 60 residents […]

March 17, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: INFORMATION, LOCAL CAMPAIGNS  Comments Closed

Scrap the Benefit Cap Campaign

Haringey, Enfield, Bromley and Croydon have been chosen by the government to be used as a testing ground for their Overall Benefit Cap. People living with three or more dependent children will be most likely to be affected, facing cuts in housing benefit of up to £400 a week. But it will affect many others […]

March 13, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: INFORMATION, LOCAL CAMPAIGNS  Comments Closed

Our Tottenham – Planning and Regeneration for the community (Organising meeting)

Our Tottenham Planning & Regeneration for the Community See website for more details: Conference Proposed to be held in Feb or March 2013 Supporting groups confirmed so far: Weir Hall Action Group / Bull Lane Playing Fields Campaign, Wards Corner Community Coalition, Find Your Voice, Welbourne Community Centre, Haringey Defend Council Housing, Haringey Housing […]

January 5, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: INFORMATION, LOCAL CAMPAIGNS  Comments Closed