The BBC local news covered a story about “John” (not his real name) from Wirral in Merseyside who has had a Benefit Cap letter from the DWP The above is the letter or a screenshot of it from the BBC North West Tonight article that you can watch here – 40 seconds of misery – […] […]

New Lower Overall Household Benefit Cap coming: please read this post if it’s the only thing from HOOH you ever read! On 7th November, the government begins to roll out the new Overall Household Benefit Cap.Under the new Cap, the maximum total benefits that a household can receive will be £384.62. (The limit for a […]

Around 30% of women who flee domestic violence and abuse have no children and are under 35 years of age. Under this governments LHA maxima policy they will receive between £45 per week in housing b… Source: All DV refuges will close not just the 67% Women’s Aid say

Last week I received details of the DWP scan from May 2016 which are the actual figures the DWP expects to be hit by the reducing overall benefit cap in Leeds. I strongly maintain the DWP figures are incredulously low and the actual number of households affected could double in Leeds and indeed nationally from […]

Hands Off Our Homes is busy pressing our Council to join the campaign against the Housing and Planning Act. To do this we need all Leeds councillors to hear from as many concerned tenants and residents as possible. To help with this we have created a letter for people to send to their councillors or […]

Post Brexit – don’t let the racists divide us! Hands Off Our homes note with regret the recent rise in racist scapegoating following the Brexit vote last month. People voted ‘leave’ for a whole number of reasons, not simply immigration. For many it was a protest against worsening social and economic conditions and a political […]

Social tenants need to use their latent power to bring social landlords to account – All 5.04 million social tenant households in the UK have far more power than the 1500 or so social landlor… Source: Bedroom tax, room size & tenant power

Originally posted on Joan Twelves:
  The House of Lords’ Amendments to the Housing Bill Such is the perversion of democracy in this country that the fate of working class homes is now in the hand of unelected peers and bishops. And such are the peculiarities of the British class system that, while our old Etonian…

Firstly, we need to let everyone know that the Spring General meeting of Leeds Tenants Federation is not at the Civic Hall as previously announced, but at Oxford Place, LS1 3AX. That’s between the town hall and the combined courts centre. The meeting is from 10am to 1pm. It will be an opportunity to raise questions about […]

Hi everyone, Firstly, a reminder that Hands Off Our Homes is planning two local public meetings – one in Armley at the Dennison Hall social club on 5th May, and one in Middleton at St Cross church hall on 12th May. Both events begin at 7pm. Our latest flyer gives a run-down of the issues […]