Regeneration of new Kingshold estate

Pat Turnbull, a council tenant transferred to a housing association, explains the experience of regeneration of her estate in Hackney, and the problems it created.Our New Kingshold estate in Hackney was knocked down and rebuilt in the 1990s. The number of homes was reduced from 800 to 488. While we had been an estate entirely … Continue reading Regeneration of new Kingshold estate

Fighting for council housing in the centre of Hackney

By Morning Lane Space (morninglanepeoplesspace@gmail.com, @MOPSCampaign on Twitter and Instagram, MorningLanePeoplesSpace on Facebook) In the heart of Hackney in East London is 55 Morning Lane, currently the site of a large and popular Tesco supermarket and car park and a prime target for a redevelopment. In Autumn 2019, we came together as local residents to … Continue reading Fighting for council housing in the centre of Hackney

‘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