East London mums challenge move into private rented housing

Before Christmas we highlighted how the private rented sector is completely unfit for homeless or vulnerable families. Now a group of mums living in temporary accommodation in Newham are arguing exactly that. They are rejecting attempts to make them move as far away as Hastings or Manchester, and don’t want to be forced into expensive, poor quality and insecure private rented housing in London either.Focus E15 Mums party Focus E15 Mums party 2We were excited last month when, inspired by our housewarming party action in November, they held children’s party protest at East Thames, the housing association that is attempting to evict them. Now, at 10am this Thursday (6 February) they are holding a protest at the Mayoral Proceedings at Council Chamber, Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford E15 4BQ against being pushed into the private rented sector. Please support them if you can.

You can read more about their struggle here and here, and sign their petition.