Anyone involved in social housing in England, Scotland or Wales seen what is happening in Eire?
A grassroots organisation sprang up called the Anti Austerity Alliance and they have elected councillors and TDs (what we call MPs) and below is their views on housing which are well worth a read for social landlord and tenant and private and home owners.
A call for rents to be no more that 10 – 15% of income for example!! Below is what they say on rented housing and anyone involved with rented housing, social or private, will find fascination in what they say which I have simply copied and pasted below.
It may appear to be socialist language yet the AAA call for greater equality for all forms of housing, owned and social and private rented, with private rent regulation and no evictions even for homeowners. This is radically different to the three East is East Never the Twain factions in UK housing of social rent, private rent and home owners and places the stability of a home above those sectional interests.
A home and the security of it is a basic human right whether socially or privately rented or even on a mortgage.
I put this out for informed debate and views on whether for example a tenants party or something akin could be created here in the UK and gain local council or MP representation as has been achieved by AAA in Ireland?