Linking Tenants, Residents, Housing Activists, and Workers

SHAC is a network of tenants, residents, workers and activists in housing associations and cooperatives.

We are aligned to the Unite Housing Workers Branch which represents staff in these organisations.

Together we campaign to improve the lives of those who live in housing association properties and to reduce the commercialisation of the sector.

We demand genuine tenant and resident democracy, improved repairs and maintenance services, reduced rents and service charges, better health and safety provisions for all, and an end to the exploitation of housing workers.

What’s New

Blog post– Surviving Squalor: ITV’s Conversation Starter here

Blog post – Lara Tate: Lessons for the Sector here

Report – A Lively and Energetic Discussion -report on Service Charges meeting, actions and links here

Blog post – Homes England’s Unaffordable Housing Programme here

Guest blog – Not One Resident’s Voice, by Carl Davis here

New resources – Signposting guidance on service charges and template letters here

Guest blog – Bitter Sweet Charity by Carl Davis here

Event blog – The UK Housing Awards: The Wrong Awards! here

Two guides – Requesting reasonable adjustments for disabilities – landlord and tenant versions here

Blog post – Hyde: A Very Bad Apple in a Very Rotten Barrell here

Blog post – The Sheperds Bush Housing Association shambles here

Blog post – Hyde Cracks: Third Strike Group Win here

Blog post – OHG – OMG! Another Strike Win! here

Blog post – First Rent Strike Victory Declared! here

Guide – Who Do I Complain To? Complaints map here

Blog post – Service charge scandal exposed in Financial Times here

Blog post – Flooded: A Notting Hill Genesis Tenant’s Soggy Story here

Blog post – OHG/Riverside Merger: Let Residents Speak! here

Blog post – Not Welcome Here: The Social Housing Stigma here

Blog post – Hexagon Residents Slam Sham Ballot here

Survey – L&Q tenants and residents – rate your landlord here!

Blog post – Onward heads downwards! here

Blog post – One Housing leaders slammed by their own staff! here

Blog post – Are your erroneous service charges incompetence or fraud? here

Petition – Sign our petition calling on Hyde to stop the service charge abuse – here

Campaign – Get involved in the ‘Clarion Wall of Protest’ campaign with a photo of the flag on your home or estate – here

Campaign – Get involved in our ‘L&Q: Fix Our Broken Homes’ campaign by sending your pictures – here