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Petition to Leo Varadkar TD, Eoghan Murphy TD, Mary Lou McDonald TD, Michael Martin TD, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Michael Fitzmaurice TD, Catherine Connolly TD, Mick Wallace TD, Clare Daly TD, Maureen O'Sullivan TD, Catherine Murphy TD, Róisín Shortall TD, Tomás Ó Ceallaigh, Gerry Adams, Thomas Pringle

Setup a National Emergency Committee on Housing & Homelessness, now!

Successive Governments have failed to solve the problem of Housing and Homelessness, it is now out of control.More people than ever are homeless, whether officially counted or not.  Young couples can't find homes or form new families, others are reverting to parental homes, many are splitting up.  More than ever are couch surfing or condemned to the streets - or worse still, taking their own lives. Many many organisations are doing great charitable work to alleviate the problem, as are many working in local authorities....HOWEVER, it is not working!URGENCY is needed, creation of a NATIONAL EMERGENCY COMMITTEE on HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS will provide the means to solving this issue.The solution may include directly building Public Housing, curtailing the Vultures Funds, the Banks and the Rogue Landlords.Establishing such a committee will raise the question: who should be on it? Whoever that is, it must include representatives for all the stakeholders, including the homeless and those who advocate on their behalf.The Housing Action Group is on Facebook.

Housing Action Group
3,613 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP

Ask the Gvt. to provide funding to remove dangerous cladding from Pendleton tower blocks

On Friday 21st September 2018 residents of nine Pendleton tower blocks owned by Salford City Council (SCC) and Managed by Pendleton Together Operating Limited (PTOL) received a letter from SCC advising that the Government have refused permission for SCC to loan PTOL £25m to pay for the removal of ACM cladding similar to that which was largely responsible for the Grenfell Tower disaster. Further to this, the letter advised that the Government have refused PTOL access to a £400m pot of money earmarked to "fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding by councils and housing associations". This leaves PTOL with no option but to raise the money privately to do the works. Residents of the nine Pendleton tower blocks have been waiting more than a year to see the material stripped from their homes after the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June 2017 identified risks associated with the ACM style cladding and will now experience further delays whilst PTOL tries to raise the funds needed to remove the cladding. In the meantime, residents of the nine tower blocks live in fear of a fire similar to that which cost 72 people their lives in the Grenfell Tower disaster. This is despite Housing Secretary James Brokenshire saying in May 2018 that: "People must always feel safe in their own home. Since the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, we have taken steps to ensure the IMMEDIATE safety of all high rise buildings." This sustained risk to the lives of residents of the nine Pendleton tower blocks is simply unacceptable. We the signees therefore petition the Government to reconsider their decision and allow PTOL to either:A) receive the £25m loan from SCCOrB) access a proportion of the £400m the Government set aside to fund the removal of the unsafe material on high-rise social housing buildings  

Simon Barlow-Smyth
317 supporters