March for Homes to protest over lack of affordable London housing

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March for Homes to protest over lack of affordable London housing

Thousands of people are expected to march through the capital tomorrow demanding more affordable homes in London.

Tenants, housing campaigners, and maybe even Russell Brand, are calling on Boris Johnson and councils to help residents faced with rising rents.

The March for Home, which will bring together campaigners from across the capital,  will also call for more focus on building social housing instead of developing luxury flats targeted at investors.

Organisers point to the New Era campaign in Hoxton as an example of what can be achieved.

In December, 93 families won their battle against eviction by a US investor. After months of protesting, marching and petitioning, they persuaded Westbrook Partners to sell the estate, abandoning plans to evict families and triple rents.

Tom Chance, green party candidate for Lewisham and Andrew Barshall From the Save Sutton Estate Campaign, join Headline London to discuss the issue.
 

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