From 2005 to 2017, New York lost over 425,000 flats with rents under $900 a month. Now, at the end of the Covid eviction ban, activists are fighting to save the city’s housing from the next wave of destruction.
Mike Davis and Jon Wiener’s new book ‘Set the Night on Fire’ chronicles the social struggles that shaped 1960s Los Angeles, from the Watts Rebellion to the Black Panther Party.
Whether it’s landlords demanding rent from penniless tenants or construction magnates forcing unsafe sites to stay open, coronavirus has revealed the reality of Britain’s housing game – and how it’s rigged for the rich.
Labour had bold housing policies in the general election – but it failed to build a narrative that got them across. Now, the challenge is to engage with the movements fighting the housing crisis at the grassroots.
For decades terms like ‘affordable,’ ‘social,’ ‘mixed’ have been used as cover for market failures in housing – it’s time to move on from those schemes and commit to a real solution: council housing.
Finding and keeping a suitable place to live has been getting harder for years – in this election, Labour must fight to make it a right for everyone in Britain.
In the upcoming general election, Labour needs to convince millions of working people it can change their lives for the better. That starts with a radical housing policy.
The housing crisis has reached The Archers, soap opera of Middle England, with a storyline that shows how deeply the struggle to find a home is damaging people’s lives.
Jersey City is a microcosm of postindustrial America – where poverty and property development go hand-in-hand. Neglected for decades, places like this could decide the 2020 election.
Housing campaigner Glyn Robbins discusses how the market is remaking the council estate where he works, eroding the bonds that build working class communities.