Ensure all Grenfell Tower Residents are Rehoused there when the site is rebuilt
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We want an assurance that all tenants, residents and families who resided in Grenfell Tower will be offered decent temporary housing in the local area immediately, and permanent housing there when the site is rebuilt.
Tenants are extremely concerned that they will be moved out of their local area permanently due to the tragedy that occurred yesterday. They have lost everything, they should not have to leave their friends, family and support networks by moving hundreds of miles away.
In recent days we have heard that victims have been relocated by KCBC to residential homes for the elderly, and have been moved as far North as Preston and Hull. If victims do not take up these offers, they are being told that they are making themselves intentionally homeless. This is an outrage after the trauma they have been through.
We want to ensure that this tragedy does not become a money making opportunity for greedy property developers. The Tower should be replaced by 100% social housing that is funded directly from government and the local authority. The victims deserve to have safe, secure and affordable long term housing in the area. It would be a national disgrace if private developers were allowed to take advantage of a horrific tragedy on this scale.
The Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council have stated that it "Could not guarantee that all could be rehoused in the North Kensington neighbourhood near to the schools, friends and local networks that families rely on." and stated that “given the number of households involved it is possible the council will have to explore housing options..."
These families have suffered enough and they deserve to have their needs met as an immediate priority, and also in the long term. They need to be given a guarantee that they will be offered good quality long term social housing in their local area.
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