19 June 2020 — London Renters Union
The government has announced a 2 month extension of the eviction ban – the first victory of the Can’t Pay Won’t Pay campaign.
Research by the Resolution Foundation showed that hundreds of thousands of renters across London are in debt to their landlord. Unless the government cancels rent debt and makes the eviction ban permanent, renters will remain in huge danger.
Our first Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Day of Action on Saturday 27th June is a chance for us to ramp up pressure on the government, publicise the Can’t Pay Won’t Pay demands and show solidarity with other renters.
We’re also planning to use this Day of Action highlight the way that housing system is particularly dangerous to our black and brown communities. Poor housing and overcrowding has led to disproportionate Covid deaths amongst black and brown people. For some black and brown people who are migrants, being prevented from accessing housing benefits is putting them at greater risk of eviction and harassment.
Join the online organising meeting
We’re hosting an online organising meeting on Tuesday 23 June 6-8pm to talk about the Day of Action. This will be your chance to find out more, link up with other renters and get ready to take part in our first Can’t Pay Won’t Pay day of action. Register for the call now and we’ll send you a link to join the meeting on Tuesday.
We’re excited to see you there!
In friendship and solidarity,
Rachel and Michael
London Renters Union