This week (w/e 26/04/13) Stoke’s social housing initiative of selling off rundown homes for £1, and issuing grants to repair them, was in the news – deservedly so.
It’s a different story in Lambeth though.
Here the council is evicting people who have maintained housing that the council abandoned for 40 years.
Now councillors – some of whom have been alive for less time than these housing co-ops have existed – are selling off these houses at auction.
This means that social housing units are being lost and people are being pushed on to an over-subscribed waiting list.
Evictions are going on all the time and you may have seen the recent splashes in the South London Press about this.
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Please consider highlighting this story, the above summary cannot possibly cover the breadth of Lambeth’s incompetence and maliciousness on this issue.
Lambeth United Housing Co-operative