Promoting tenant voice
60 second overview
We believe that the voice of London renters on low incomes is crucial to ensuring the best possible outcome for housing in the capital.
People who are experiencing problems in the private rented sector must be empowered to speak out about the issues affecting them. This is particularly important because people’s ability to continue to live in their homes, with their children's education and access to wider family support, might be at stake.
With this in mind, the Trust has supported a number of projects which strengthen the ability of low-income tenants to make their voices heard about issues that affect them; including planning decisions, regeneration projects and renters’ rights. We have also submitted consultation responses on this subject to the London Mayor.
Here are some examples of projects which we are funding to promote the voices of tenants:
- London Tenants Federation's approach to influencing planning and regeneration and encouraging tenant democracy.
- Generation Rent's campaigning on behalf of London private renters.
- Voluntary Action Camden's efforts to engage local residents around the environmental impact of major developments such as Crossrail.
- PEACH’s campaigning work with temporary tenants in Newham.
- A partnership between Create Streets and Citizens UK to pilot an approach to engaging communities on regeneration.
- Town and Country Planning Association’s work to explore a planning system that promotes social justice.
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
This study spoke to young black men searching for good city jobs in London. 38% said that the demeanour of people interviewing them for jobs would change when they saw that they were black. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/moving-young-black-men-londons-financial-sector-aspirations-and-experiences/ …15 Dec 2018
This study from @justlifeuk found that over half of people in unsupported temporary accommodation reported having no working locks on their doors. Temporary Accommodation Boards would help to make life easier for people in this unwelcome situation. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/are-temporary-accommodation-boards-feasible/ …14 Dec 2018
We give funding to organisations seeking to tackle poverty and inequality in London. Find out more about what we fund here: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk14 Dec 2018
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