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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
3,391 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Nottingham City Council

Social Housing for Lorraine!

WHO IS LORRAINE? Lorraine is a woman with three teenage children who is facing imminent eviction from her private-rented home due to the sale of the house by the landlord. Her eldest child suffers from severe autism and OCD. Her younger children are settled in education here in Nottingham, on courses that can’t be transferred. She has trawled through the list of private rented accommodation but there is nothing suitable. She does not want to put them through the same stressful experience a year down the line. Her family need secure accommodation. SOCIAL HOUSING FOR LORRAINE!Nottingham City Council have proposed emergency hostel accommodation, but this would be totally unsuitable for her disabled son’s needs. His social worker has put in a firm recommendation that the family needs permanent social housing, not temporary accommodation. It has also been suggested that Lorraine should move out of Nottingham: Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham and Stoke have all ben mentioned. We find this totally unacceptable. Lorraine and her family have a human right to a private and family life. Her children have a right to education and social life. Her disabled son has a right to stable living environment and support services that he is accessing in Nottingham. SOCIAL HOUSING FOR ALL!With cuts to housing benefits, rising rents, rising levels of overcrowding and rising homelessness and more, Nottingham is facing a housing crisis. So many people need homes, and yet there are empty houses and long council waiting lists. The solution is straightforward: SOCIAL HOUSING FOR ALL! OUR DEMANDSWe call on Nottingham City Council to find a home for Lorraine and her family. More broadly, the City Council needs to seriously address the issue of homelessness for its citizens.

Nottingham Housing Justice Forum
2,612 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Bjorn Ulvaeus, Ingrid Sutej, Staffan Holm, My Blomgren, Lambeth Planning, Coin Street Community Builders, Mamma Mia The Party, Cllr Jen Mosley, Cllr Kevin Craig, Cllr Ben Kind, Kate Hoey MP, Petter Hakanson, Cllr Clair Wilcox, Cllr Joanne Simpson, Gorel Hanser, Florence Eshalomi, Cllr Lib Peck

Björn Ulvaeus: don't put your Abba-themed party on land intended for social housing

We are raising funds for a legal challenge to stop this injustice! Help here thanks: Read why this is important... Waterloo residents oppose plans for an Abba-themed restaurant party venue  Mamma Mia -The Party! (MMTP) to be constructed on land that has always been earmarked for social housing in a highly residential area. The impact will be catastrophic with 500 party revellers flocking every day/night (twice at weekends!) to an area that is already overly congested with tourists and vehicles. Landowners Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB*) have an obligation to provide social housing on this site but this obligation runs out in 2025 and after that, the land would be lost to the community forever, if MMTP is still going by then. What's wrong with this proposal? The lease for this proposed 'temporary' pop-up theatre was  originally for 10 years! Now reduced to 5 years with an intent for 10 years - who are they trying to kid? The venue/site is right next door to hundreds of people's homes Crowds of 500-1000 people would bring anti-social behaviour from 6pm-11.30pm/midnight daily, e.g. noise, litter, public urination, intrusion into people's space/gardens There would be an increase of vehicles to transport visitors and for deliveries, with no extra parking facilities in the vicinity This would increase pollution not only in terms of air quality but also noise and light pollution from the venue itself There has been minimal local consultation and no public consultation yet the planning application has already been submitted giving very little time to voice concerns One of London's biggest crises is the lack of 'affordable'/social housing. CSCB has a duty to provide this and could easily do so with temporary pop-up housing as evidenced by the project in Lewisham And Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus and team could easily find another venue for their riotous new party attraction that would draw unwanted drunken revellers to highly residential parts of Waterloo. MMTP in Stockholm is set in an entertainment resort so come on Abba - please don't sell the people of Waterloo down the river! Help us to find a solution that works for all.  *Background: CSCB acquired the site cheaply along with several others in 1985 after a ten-year campaign by the local community to get affordable housing and facilities including workspaces, a community centre, shops and a park. They were sold the sites on a subsidised discount by the Greater London Council on the basis that they would swiftly develop a community-backed scheme approved in 1983. CSCB haven’t built any affordable housing for 15 years, and earlier this year, privately stated that they don’t intend to build any more. They claim that they intend to ‘move forward’ on the site as an extension to the Neighbourhood Centre. But this is already the biggest community centre in London given the modest number (220) of households served by it! Mostly it is vacant or taken up with commercial events, not community activities. The board of CSCB is non-elected. Residents have a reviewable 5 year lease only, with no say in the running of CSCB.

Waterloo Residents Alliance
1,334 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Sadiq Khans' Ballots Consultation

Ensure votes for residents on estates facing regeneration

Last year, council estate residents and housing activists campaigned to get the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to give those under threat of 'regeneration' a ballot on whether they agreed to having their homes demolished.  Sadiq Khan has now agreed in principle, but has released a Consultation Paper on the process. As many residents know, this will make or break whether ballots actually give a democratic voice to council estate residents. We have outlined amendments that will ensure this happens. We call on Sadiq Khan to tighten up his proposals in several ways including : The minimum number of homes demolished to trigger a ballot should be 10 homes. The decommissioning of supported housing must also be balloted. The ballot should be after a concrete proposal has been produced. Whether there is a ballot should affect Planning approval. All residents should have a vote.  As the mayor committed in his manifesto, regeneration should only go ahead with majority resident support. Do not demolish good homes - All residents must have final say via ballot on any regeneration/demolition plan - Rents need to stay at council 'social' rent levels - Right of return must be contractually enforceable - All financial and technical information about estates to be made public - Leaseholders must have a right to return or receive full market value of their property.  DEADLINE TO SIGN APRIL 10TH 2018

Demolition Watch London
2,577 supporters