social housing

Staying Put: An Anti-Gentrification Handbook for Council Estates in London

Staying Put: An Anti-Gentrification Handbook for Council Estates in London

This handbook explains why the regeneration of council estates often results in established communities being broken up and moved away, and housing becoming more expensive. It is designed to help local communities learn about gentrification and the alternatives they can fight for. Through the experiences of council tenants, leaseholders and the wider community in London, it contains ideas, stories, tools and resources.

Social cleansing in Tower Hamlets: interview with Balfron Tower evictee - James Butler

James Butler interviews Sara, a single-parent in Tower Hamlets, East London, which illustrates the impossible situation especially social housing tenants are being put in, squeezed on both sides by government cuts and gentrification.

Explosive device outside occupied building in Rome

During the night of July 7 an explosive device was left in front of an occupied building in Rome.

The bedroom tax and Labour Party hypocrisy

In the past week, the Labour Party has launched its Labour Against the Bedroom Tax campaign nationwide, with its roots in Liverpool. It’s the usual Labour Party fare; sign a petition, display a poster.

Gentrification - the economy of the land and the role of politics

Wine and Cheese on the politics and economics of land and housing.

Kirkby rent strike, 1972

The Kirkby Rent Strike was a 14-month long rent strike initiated by 3,000 tenants on October 9, 1972 in the town of Kirkby, outside Liverpool, against the Housing Finances Act

The demolition of social housing? The state attack on tenants & tenancies

Demolition of Pruitt-Igoe social housing project - St Louis, USA 1972

A critical look at some of the major changes happening to social housing in the UK—and its likely effects on tenants and those in housing need.

Warsaw: Huge Victory for Tenants!

Tenants in Poland are celebrating the first successful grassroots campaign to prevent the sell-off of publicly owned housing.

House prices increase by 273% in 50 years

According to a new study by Halifax, house prices in the UK have increased by 273% in real terms since 1959 .

Glasgow: Demolition plans for former council housing


Two-thirds of Maryhill’s former council houses are to be torn down.