Friday, 24 June 2011

London's Housing Crisis - a lively evening of discussion

Housing used to be one of the three pillars of the welfare state but is now viewed as a personal issue, not a collective one.

Last Thursday I attended a very interesting meeting on housing policy, hosted by the London Federation of Green Parties as part of the campaign to make Jenny Jones London’s next mayor.

On the panel were speakers from housing charity Shelter, the East London Community Land Trust, and the Camden Federation of Private Tenants whose speeches were followed by an hour of lively questions.