Support needed at the Guinness Trust Estate in Brixton where an occupation by residents and supporters is taking place against the eviction of many tenants.
Occupiers plan to keep the occupation running until Guinness agree to halt all evictions and rehouse all the tenants in local social housing.
The first eviction is due to take place on Thursday 19th February and protesters have vowed to resist any attempt by bailiffs to remove the family from their home.
The tenants facing eviction are ‘shorthold’ tenants – but many have been there for ten years and longer. The evictions will make way for Guinness to demolish the blocks and build luxury apartments which will go on sale at full market rate. Of course none of the tenants being evicted can afford to buy the new flats and are facing leaving London, jobs, schools, friends and their community to find somewhere affordable to live. But many residents are saying no and refusing to go.
The occupation is part of the campaign to support those residents who are demanding from Guinness Trust:
- NO EVICTIONS
- REHOUSE ALL ‘SHORTHOLD’ TENANTS IN SECURE LOCAL SOCIAL HOUSING
For more information or to speak to one of the tenants facing eviction, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07538 316548
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