Stand up for Affordable HousingPosted: January 14, 2003
Details of a protest backed by Hackney IWCA (Hackney Independent as of summer 2004)
Stand up for Affordable Housing 6.00 – Tuesday 11th February 2003 outside Haggerston Community Centre 179 Haggerston Rd E8 [Silent Vigil – 6.47 – 7.00]
On Tuesday 11th of February, unelected and unaccountable board members of Metropolitan Housing Trust and Community Housing Association are coming to Hackney.
Their decisions mean:
Raising rents for new tenants of ‘Canalside’ by £10 a week – breaking the rent guarantee made before privatisation
Taking away 47 homes which were to be used for the Canalside and Hackney Waiting lists
Ripping off key workers by raising the rents on these 47 flats to over £500 a month for a 1 bed flat.
Making millions of pounds from property speculation
Refusing to guarantee appropriate rehousing for all Canalside tenants [at the moment 11 households on the waiting list will miss out]
Hackney Council has now caved in to their demands without talking to tenant organisations. Other Housing Associations are proposing similar schemes which will mean the loss of hundreds of affordable homes across Hackney.
Come and show Hackney Council, Community Housing Association and Metropolitan Housing Trust that tenants in Hackney stand up for affordable homes for all!