Monday, November 22, 2010
The Death of Social Housing
Rachman may be dead but his spirit lives on amongst those minority of criminal landlords who just see the homeless as cash cows to be ruthlessly exploited.
Not only that but we now find that tenants may be evicted from their homes if their incomes rise during their new fixed term tenancies.
So - no more mixed communities then; just ghettos of the disabled, the unemployed and the poverty stricken.
To complete the misery check out Hammersmith & Fulham Labour Group Leader, Stephen Cowan's report on the future "Housing Benefits Homeless Tsunami?" here
Last month I blogged about the End of Social Housing here following the decision to end capital grants for new build and instead depend on near market rents for funding.
Today though is definitely its death nail. We will have to campaign hard for its rebirth.