Despite the devastating financial impact of the pandemic on many tenants’ lives, housing associations have refused to waive rents or service charges, and indeed in some cases increased them.
SHAC members have reported their fear of a wave of evictions once restrictions are lifted. We must all take responsibility for preventing them.
Please join us to discuss how we can actively oppose evictions triggered by Covid-19:
- Tuesday 26th May
- Via Zoom please register here to receive your invitation by email.
You don’t have to download the Zoom software to join the meeting, but you can download Zoom for free onto a laptop, tablet or smartphone. You can also join by phone.
Evictions were frozen until the end of June by government, but as the courts are shut, it would not have been possible to evict tenants anyway. At best it is a delay.
Inside Housing recently reported that “Local authority homelessness services could face dealing with the fallout from an “avalanche” of evictions once coronavirus protections are lifted”, with Barking and Dagnenham council’s Darren Rodwell adding “We’re concerned about a potential avalanche of evictions once the government ban comes to an end.”
We cannot accept evictions as ‘inevitable’. They can be withstood and it is essential that we all pledge to support those facing homelessness.