Can you move this resolution at your CLP?

Has your Constituency Labour Party moved our model resolution? Labour's housing policy, unanimously agreed at its 2019 conference, and incorporated in its General Election manifesto committed Labour to 155,000 social rent homes a yearOf which at least 100,000 would be council homes, funded by £10 billion grant a yearEnding Right to BuyA review of Housing … Continue reading Can you move this resolution at your CLP?

LGA calls for 100,000 social rent council homes a year

Labour Campaign for Council Housing media release A report, Building Post-Pandemic Prosperity, The economic and fiscal case for constructing 100,000 council homes a year, commissioned by the Local Government Association, Association of Retained Council Housing, and National Federation of ALMOs, warns that rough sleeping, homelessness and sofa surfing is only likely to increase in the coming months. … Continue reading LGA calls for 100,000 social rent council homes a year

UNISON General Secretary candidates declare support for debt cancellation and for building 100,000 council homes a year

Media Release, October 28th 2020 All four candidates for General Secretary of UNISON (Paul Holmes, Christine McAnea, Roger McKenzie and Hugo Pierre) have expressed their support for the demand for cancellation of local authority debt held by the Public Works Loans Board as an emergency measure to help stabilise council financesand the building of 100,000 … Continue reading UNISON General Secretary candidates declare support for debt cancellation and for building 100,000 council homes a year

Finding information on council housing

To develop a wider understanding of what councils are doing in relation to council housing across the country, we are asking supporters if they could do a bit of research in relation to their town/city. If you know where the sources of information are it is not a very onerous task. First, of all, councils … Continue reading Finding information on council housing

Leicester West CLP says no retreat on housing policy

The following resolution was passed unanimously at the Leicester West Constituency Party meeting yesterday. Labour Housing Policy We regret the fact that in his speech on Sept. 22nd, Keir Starmer limited his comments about the grave housing crisis to the promotion of policies designed to offer young people the prospect of owning their own home. … Continue reading Leicester West CLP says no retreat on housing policy

The housing crisis cannot be resolved without large scale council house building

These are the comments of the Campaign in response to the housing content of Keir Starmer's recent speech. "The Labour Campaign for Council Housing was disappointed that in his recent speech, Keir Starmer associated "fixing the housing crisis" only with with providing young people with the prospect of owning their own home. There was nothing … Continue reading The housing crisis cannot be resolved without large scale council house building

‘Press-ganged’ Generation Rent: youth homelessness, precarity and poverty in East London

This is an interesting paper by campaign supporter Paul Watt, based on interviews with young people in East London. It highlights the relationship between low paid and precarious work and housing insecurity. For many of these people the expensive private rented sector is beyond their means. “The paper illustrates the interlinkages between employment and housing … Continue reading ‘Press-ganged’ Generation Rent: youth homelessness, precarity and poverty in East London

Labour should demand the government funds large scale council housing programme and ends right to buy

The Labour Campaign for Council Housing, the Labour Homelessness Campaign and Labour Tenants United have written a joint letter to Thangam Debbonaire (Shadow Secretary of State for Housing and Homelessness) expressing concerns about Labour's Housing policy. It calls on the Party to press the government to fund a large scale council house building programme and … Continue reading Labour should demand the government funds large scale council housing programme and ends right to buy

Labour should pressure the government to make a U-turn on council house funding

The Labour Campaign for Council Housing is asking Constituency Labour Parties to write to Labour's Leader and Deputy Leader calling on them to demand that the government funds a new council house building programme now, as a matter of urgency. Can you also ask your Labour MP to contact the leadership to press them on … Continue reading Labour should pressure the government to make a U-turn on council house funding