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Advocating for housing rights

We want significantly more Londoners to be able to advocate for their housing rights.

The problem we're trying to solve

Londoners on low incomes have little control over where they live. Many find themselves in unsuitable, precarious or temporary housing. Those in private rented accommodation are being priced out of their homes.

Without support, many are at risk of losing their homes or forced to move away from their communities.

How change will happen

Change is possible by providing people with the help they need to understand and enforce their housing rights. High quality specialist advice from legal and community organisations for people on low incomes, supported by legal aid, is vital.

What we will fund

  • Specialist legal advice. Focused on casework and representation on housing and related issues not covered by legal aid, such as the private rented sector and disrepair.
  • Renter support and member solidarity. Focused on helping renters stay in their homes, where this is combined with advocacy.
  • Legal education to increase understanding of people’s rights and routes to redress.
  • Campaigning for better access to advice, including campaigns to widen access to legal aid.

What we're funding

Examples of work we're funding in this area.

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