Friday, September 14, 2012

People Before Profit Housing Conference

Lewisham People Before Profit are holding a conference on the future of social housing tomorrow. They say: 'A housing crisis is engulfing Britain.  Housing benefit costs spiral; homelessness increases; private rents soar; council rents rising to 80% of private rents; squatting is criminalised; thousands of homes lie empty. All these issues will be addressed at next Saturday's conference, to be held from 11am to 5pm at All Saints Community Centre, New Cross Road, SE14 5DJ on corner with Monson Road.  Come along and give us the benefit of your ideas and experiences'.   

There will be workshops on 'Which option for Lewisham’s Council Housing? Changes to housing and
council tax benefit and the consequences of the new ‘Universal Credit’; Setting up a housing
co-operative; Property guardians; Combatting the new law on squatting; and much more!'

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