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Homeless charity evicts own tenants

 
October 5th 2016
 

London-based homelessness charity, St Mungo’s is being criticised for handing out eviction notices to its own tenants.

The charity currently owns 24 flats in South London, but is currently ‘reviewing’ whether 14 of the homeless people they are currently housing should continue to get help.

One affected tenant, who did not want to be identified, told politics.co.uk how stressful the recent evictions have been: “I’ve got no place to go, but St Mungo’s have basically told me that I have outstayed my welcome… They told me to go to the local council for help. I have done that, but they’ve told me I would not be classed as in priority need to be housed.”

A group of the affected tenants have met with housing activists and members of the union Unite to set up a petition against the evictions.

 
 
 

October/November 2016

 

Contents

Project art

Artist profile: Bekki Perriman

Opinion: why art matters

What Cathy came home to

Art in a time of crisis

Art Fest for all

Fighting the Dragon

Homeless Bill moves forward

London Memorial Service for those who have died homeless

Petition for squatters’ rights

Young homeless getting poor support

Scottish homelessness “badge of shame”

Homeless charity evicts own tenants

Homelessness in Ireland highest on record

Rio Olympics forced homeless to move

San Francisco to remove homelessness camps

Pope’s pizza feeds homeless people

Iowa City’s new approach to housing crisis

 

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