Stop the Evictions of Families & Children

11 families and 42 children face eviction from their privately rented homes in North Edinburgh due to the Benefits Cap – some have already been evicted and are in appalling homeless hostels.  This injustice is affecting families throughout Edinburgh, Scotland and Britain.

DEMONSTRATE AT EDINBURGH COUNCIL MEETING, CITY CHAMBERS, HIGH STREET

THURSDAY 29 JUNE, 9.30AM ONWARDS

North Edinburgh Parents Fight Back are organising this demo with support from other local groups like “Power to the People” and from ECAP, and ask that as many people come along as possible. This show of support is crucial in the fight for fairer housing.

What we’re fighting for:
* PAY FULL DISCRETIONARY HOUSING PAYMENT (DHP) TO COMPLETELY COVER RENT
* HOUSE HOMELESS FAMILIES IN DECENT FLATS IN SUITABLE AREAS – not in substandard hostels/ B&B’s
* BUILD MORE SOCIAL HOUSING – only 30% of the new Pennywell/ Muirhouse homes are regular council tenancies
* ENSURE TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION MEETS ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS
* IMMEDIATELY REPAIR EMPTY HOUSES AND PUT BACK IN USE – temporary accommodation flats are lying empty
* END DAMPNESS IN COUNCIL HOUSING
* REGULATE PRIVATE SECTOR RENTS

The Scottish Government:
MUST ALLOCATE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO COUNCILS TO COVER FULL DHP FOR THE BENEFIT CAP

The Westminster Government:
MUST SCRAP THE BENEFIT CAP

NO MORE EVICTIONS DUE TO THE BENEFITS CAP

Protest history:
http://www.nehag.org.uk/index.php/2017/02/17/hello-world/

http://dev.edinburghagainstpoverty.org.uk/?p=82

http://dev.edinburghagainstpoverty.org.uk/?p=188

 

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