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.
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