Source: Labour List UK
Grassroots housing campaign groups have outlined a set of policies that they say would “ease the pain that tenants and people experiencing homelessness have felt through the pandemic and for years prior to that”.
In an open letter by Labour Tenants United, Labour Homelessness and the Labour Campaign for Council Housing, activists have outlined measures that would “allow us to stymie the growing humanitarian crisis”.
The policies being demanded include the reintroduction of the Covid emergency evictions ban, full furlough support in line with the national living wage, maintaining the uplift in Universal Credit and raising the Local Housing Allowance.
The Labour campaigners are also urging the government to implement an improved version of the ‘Everyone In’ scheme, which ministers have confirmed will not be repeated during the second lockdown currently in place.
The policy created for the first national lockdown saw around 15,000 rough sleepers provided with emergency accommodation in hotels, hostels and B&Bs to protect public health amid the coronavirus pandemic.