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To: Sir Bob Kerslake, Chair of Peabody Housing Association

Stop the housing association sell-offs

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Glyn Robbins
Stop the housing association sell-offs

Please sign the petition to demand that Sir Bob Kerslake, Chair of Peabody, withdraws from auction 17 Robinson Road and all the other homes his organisation wants to sell and makes them available to the next eligible families in their respective boroughs."

Why is this important?

This month, 56 desperately needed social rented homes are due to be sold-off at auction by housing associations, so called 'social landlords'.

15 being sold by Housing association, Peabody, including 17 Robinson Road, a refurbished 2-bedroom home in Bethnal Green, with a reserve price of £730,000.

Right now, there are 4,500 people on the Tower Hamlets waiting list for a home like this. They're the people Peabody are supposed to help.

Last year, Peabody made a profit of £175 million, while paying their Chief Executive £278,750.

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Reasons for signing

  • Selling off valuable social rented homes in the midst of a housing crisis is morally wrong and must be stopped.
  • Social housing should never be sold off, and the Right to Buy should be revoked on all council properties.
  • We need every social rented home we can get at the moment, selling them off with over one million families on the waiting list is a bad joke

Updates

2019-02-28 19:00:03 +0000

Thanks to everyone who signed the petition. I'm very pleased to report that on Tuesday, 17 Robinson Road was withdrawn from sale, along with two others that Peabody had been planning to auction-off to property speculators. This is a small, but important victory and a vindication for the campaign you've supported. We will now press Peabody to immediately let the homes to people in housing need, with permanent tenancies and social rents. Of course, this issue is only one part of the bigger housing crisis. Please get in touch (glynrobbins@aol.com) if you would like to know more about housing justice campaigns.

2019-02-28 10:58:58 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-02-18 10:52:40 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-02-18 07:05:42 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-02-17 22:42:27 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-02-17 15:50:32 +0000

10 signatures reached