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Don't Evict Marian and her children. Stop Social Cleansing Brixton.

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Marian and her two children, aged 8 and 4, are 3 of the last remaining tenants in the loughborough park estate in Brixton. Guinness want to evict them in order to finish demolishing and 'regenerating' the estate.

Guinness is a housing association but it rented out flats 'temporarily' on Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) contracts and now after more than 8 years they are simply telling those people to leave. ASTs like Marian do not have the same legal rights to rehousing as social tenants. If she is evicted Marian will probably be forced to leave her job, and her children will have to move schools, because they cannot afford a private flat in Brixton.

They need affordable social housing to enable them to stay in their community. Marian is a migrant from Nigeria with 'no recourse to public funds' such as housing benefit, so she must pay her full rent out of her low wages from the hospital where she works. This is the social cleansing of one of the many low paid workers who do such valuable work in London but who cannot afford to live here anymore.

We call on Guinness to rehouse Marian and all the other AST tenants and stop the evictions now.



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