"These people need homes. These homes need people."
September 27, 2014 4:27 AM Subscribe
"We were homeless; that’s why we were in the hostel in the first place. We didn’t have anywhere else to go. There were 210 other young women living there. Now it’s luxury flats."A group of young, homeless mothers have taken over an empty council house in Newham, East London, in protest over the council's plans to rehome them to other parts of the country while selling off social housing and closing the specialist hostel where they were living. The Guardian reports: "For real politics, don't look to Parliament but to an empty London housing estate."
More links on Focus E15 Mothers:
Focus E15 Mothers on Facebook
One first-hand account
More details and photos in the Evening Standard
Housing issues in London previously on Metafilter; previouslier; previousliest
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