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Upcoming meetings and help needed

Because of the looming threats to social housing from the Housing and Planning Bill, and the risks to social and private-sector tenants from planned benefit cuts, we are organising a new series of local public meetings, where people can learn about what’s happening and hopefully get involved in campaigning for the future of affordable housing. […]

Bedroom Tax – the DEFINING moment as UT decision makes it history!!

150,000 households have been wrongly and unlawfully charged the bedroom tax and for the past three years … now that the precedent setting Upper Tribunal has finally decided what is a bedroom.… Source: Bedroom Tax – the DEFINING moment as UT decision makes it history!!

Next HOOH meeting and action update

This is a reminder that the next Hands Off Our Homes organising meeting is next Wednesday, 6th April, at 7pm at the UNISON offices, 160a Woodhouse Lane,  LS2 9EN (opposite the Fenton pub). Following the excellent turn-out at the Summit, we hope that lots of you will come and help plan our next moves.   In […]

Report back from Housing Summit – and next steps

Tremendous thanks to everyone who attended the Housing Summit on Saturday, and who helped to make it a really informative and productive day. If you couldn’t attend the Summit, we hope you will find the notes informative, and will stay in touch and get involved with the campaign. We have a load of information to share with you now, so […]

Update: Housing Summit progress and more…

We now have around 60 people registered for the Regional Housing Summit on Saturday March 12th in Leeds. They include tenants, campaigners and trade union members from Leeds, Kirklees, Sheffield, Teeside and elsewhere; workers and managers from housing associations and providers of supported housing and housing support; representatives of carers’ groups, people working with children […]

Summit update, and national demo against the Housing Bill

Hi everyone There’s never been a more critical time for the future of secure affordable housing, and there are two major events coming up on the weekend of 12th/13th March – first, the Regional Housing Summit (Sat 12th March), and second, the national demonstration against the Housing and Planning Bill (Sun 13th March). Read on […]

Housing Summit update and call-out

We have had a good mix of people interested in attending the Regional Housing Summit on 12th March (Facebook event here, and see here for flyer): already signed up are tenants and campaigners from within and outside Leeds, Unite Community union branch, housing association workers, managers of organisations providing residential mental health support, and others. But we still […]

Regional Housing Summit Sat 12th March.

On Saturday 12th March we are holding a regional Housing Summit for tenants, campaign groups, trade unions, service-users, workers in housing associations and organisations providing services to people in supported housing, sympathetic councillors and MPs, academics and all other interested parties. Attendance is free. Please register NOW by going to the Eventbrite event page here.   […]

Urgent – tell your MP to oppose the Housing and Planning Bill

This coming Tuesday will see the second part of the report session in parliament on the Housing and Planning Bill, which readers of our last update will know is a massive attack on social housing and on affordable housing generally. We are asking everyone who reads this to email their MP and urge them to […]

Kill the Housing Bill – Secure Homes for All

Last Saturday (12th December) Hands Off Our Homes attended a national meeting called by Defend Council Housing, to help launch a campaign against the Housing and Planning Bill. If passed, this Bill would  significantly worsen the housing crisis and ultimately threaten the very existence of social housing.