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I’ve Seen the Pain that Homelessness Causes

By SHAC

Jack, a homelessness worker and housing campaigner turned out for the three day protests opposing the lifting of the evictions ban in August. He spoke on why the eviction ban must be extended.

Jack speaking on the terrible harm caused by homelessness
Video by Platform Films

SHAC Chair Niall Mulholland Opposes Government plans to restart court eviction proceedings from the 20th September.

SHAC Chair Niall Mulholland spoke on behalf of SHAC at the Homes for All protest to coincide with Prime Minister’s question time on Wednesday 16th September. Niall highlighted that there are already 4 million people in housing difficulty. If evictions resume, there will be a whole new wave of homelessness. We need millions of council homes.

Niall raised the demand for millions of new council homes and no evictions

Evictions take a terrible toll on those affected, and damage the whole of society. Please support the call to maintain the evictions ban by sharing this video. Post messages on social media under the #NoEvictions banner demanding that housing associations to cancel rent and service charges .

Homes for All Public Meeting

The discussion on building widespread opposition to evictions will continue at the Homes for All public meeting:

6.30pm, Thursday 17th September

Meeting invitation and Steamyard instructions

  • Speakers include:
    • John McDonnel MP
    • John Bird (Big Issue)
    • Alicia Kennedy (Generation Rent)
    • Ian Hodson (Bakers Union)
    • Solma Ahmed (Momentum)
    • Suz Muna (Unite the Union housing workers and SHAC)
    • Plus tenants threatened with eviction, chaired by Moyra Samuels (Grenfell activist)

6 September 2020

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