Citizens UK Campaign
60 second overview
Citizens UK and Trust for London are jointly investing over £700,000 over four years on a strategic initiative to tackle London’s housing crisis.
This is a wide-reaching initiative which aims to build a citizen-led movement around housing in London. It includes campaigns about affordable housing in the Olympic Park; estate regeneration in Broadwater Farm; affordable housing in the Old Oak and Park Royal development; and tackling rogue landlords in the private rented sector.
The initiative will use community organising methods to build relationships with decision makers and campaign on community goals. We hope it will contribute to thousands of extra affordable homes being built, and will support residents through improved housing conditions. It will also help to empower citizens and communities to be able to campaign on issues which affect their daily lives.
As well as supporting the initiative financially, Trust for London is coordinating an Advisory Group of senior London Housing experts, and commissioning an independent evaluation to track the initiative’s progress and impact.
Citizens UK is a community organising group which empowers people to push for change on the issues which matter to them. This campaign began in June 2017 and will run until 2021.
If you are an organisation which works on these issues, and are interested in applying for funding, visit our funding page for guidance.
And to see more data about housing in London, look at our London’s Poverty Profile.
From our Twitter
HEAR are hosting a free, all day event to highlight the many sides of London's LGBT+ community on Friday October 12th at 45 White Lion Street, N19PW. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or to find out more.22 Sep 2018
Wetherspoons, McDonalds and TGI Fridays staff are planning to strike over pay, working conditions, and union recognition. London's Poverty Profile finds that almost two thirds of London jobs in hotels and restaurants don't pay the real living wage. https://news.sky.com/story/mcdonalds-wetherspoon-and-tgi-fridays-workers-plan-strike-11503079 … pic.twitter.com/94cAMSGsRp21 Sep 2018
Wages are higher in London than in the rest of the country, but not high enough to cover the engorged cost of living in the capital. Housing costs are the most significant contributor to this. We need more housing which ordinary Londoners can afford to rent. #ukhousing21 Sep 2018
The UK's housing problems are complex, and we need a brave vision to address it. But in London, there is one aspect of it which is straightforward. We need to build more homes. The UK's top 5 hotspots for supply shortages are all in London. https://news.sky.com/story/line-18-uks-housing-crisis-wont-be-solved-by-building-more-homes-11503447 … pic.twitter.com/2c8ttiPwlo21 Sep 2018