Here are some of our HASL March events – we hope you can get involved!
Updates from February
In February, HASL, English for Action and Haringey Housing Action Group joined the newly formed North East London Migrant Action to run a workshop looking at section 17 migrant housing and buddy training. The training day was really well attended and we learnt so much together about the legal side of section 17 housing and how to buddy each other to challenge the aggressive gatekeeping we face when trying to access housing help. It was really useful to skill share buddying tactics and problems and it’s great to see NELMA’s project developing to provide practical support for migrants at section 17 assessments. We’ll share our resources and notes soon.
We’re still fighting Lambeth council for ML and her family to be given secure, social housing in their home community after the council’s gatekeeping and neglect left the family in unsafe, severely overcrowded housing. Come to our meetings and look out on emails and our text network for further actions. We won’t give up until the family have the suitable social housing they need.
Coming up in March
Join us at our weekly Saturday stall with our friends Anti-Raids Network, 12pm-2pm on Peckham Rye Lane just in front of Peckham Plex (and if we’re not there, we’ll be just opposite Primark). Meet the two groups, and if you fancy it, hand out leaflets and talk with people about housing and immigration rights and action.
Our next meeting – Thursday 10th March, 12pm Papa’s cafe, 10-17 Pulross road, SW9 8AF. Come along to give and receive support, learn your rights and plan collective action on housing.
Join HASL at the National Housing March Against the Housing Bill – Sunday 13th March – meet 11am outside Brixton tube station to travel up together.
Our next free lunch club is Sunday 20th March from 12pm with lunch served hot at 1pm. Eat together, fight together – Lovely food, good company, and kids activities. The venue is Edmundsbury Court Estate Community Hall, 171 Ferndale Rd, London SW9 8AL.
HASL meeting Wednesday 30th March, 6.30pm at Renton Close Community Centre, Renton Close Estate, Brixton Hill, SW2 1EY.