18 November 2014
Lindsey Garrett from the New Era Estate spoke brilliantly at the Unite the Resistance, we re-print their Change.org petition below, please sign and circulate it.
Our estate, The New Era Estate in Hoxton, has a long history of providing affordable housing and has been home to some people for 70 years. It is home to families who have built their lives in this area – like mine. I’m a mother of young children and work for the NHS. My parents live on this estate too. There are so many families like mine who have this area in their blood.
But the property firm Westbrook Partners have recently bought the estate and are planning a massive rent hike that will treble what we pay now.
We’re calling on the firm to ensure long term affordable rent so that our families aren’t forced to be made homeless.
View in full and sign the petition here