Newham fairer renting campaign takes off: coming together for safety and security for everyone

AFTER pulling together to help members facing unfair evictions, we are now fighting for safety and security for everyone in Newham. The council's licensing scheme is a good idea, but not everybody's benefiting - only people-power will make sure it does.

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Alone, there's not much we can do faced with this housing crisis. By joining ACORN, the community union that's started up in Newham, you can make sure you and others like you will win your rights. It's early days - we're not even two months' old! But even with dozens of members, we're already winning rights for people like you.

We've stopped wrongful evictions. Now have our sights set on convincing the council to back our campaign. In just one week of talking to people on the street on Forest Gate, we got over 100 signatures backing our call for Newham to listen to and act for our members who still feel too scared they'll be forced out of their homes for complaining about dangerous and unhealthy homes.

Our members Taslima, Selina and Paul (pictured), and Nurun, Immi, Selina and Ali have since the half-term all joined our organisers Jonny and Lee to talk to people about our campaign.

You, too, can help your community be strong, by signing the petition, sharing your housing horror story, and, even better, joining us.

We are our members so, without you, we can't win housing rights for anybody. With you, we can get what you and everyone feeling powerless wants - a home that doesn't make you sick, or sick with worry.

Join us here and be part of our action in the community. If everybody gives a little, we can all be stronger! Or if you'd like to talk to Jonny or Lee about how you can help your community to be strong, with everybody enjoying their housing rights, you can come to one of our drop-ins.

Come and see us at Durning Hall (the WHEAT office), Earlham Grove, E7 9AB, every Monday 4pm to 6pm - or make an appointment by emailing jonny.butcher@acorncommunities.org.uk. Speak to you soon!













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