We, residents of the Borough of Lewisham, are appalled that the Council is selling off good housing stock while 50 homeless families are in B&B,
350 are in hostels and a further 1000 families are in temporary housing.
We fully support the occupation of five council houses to stop their sell-off at auction at knock-down prices.
We call upon Lewisham Council to ensure that ALL the council’s housing is made available to rent by the 16,500 people on the housing waiting list.
Where refurbishment is necessary local people should be employed and training opportunities created for unemployed people to learn skills.