ACTION! Tell the council private renting needs to change
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ACTION! Tell the council private renting needs to change

For the last few months we’ve been gathering stories from renters in Hackney – they’ve been telling us tales that would make your hair curl, of abusive landlords, greedy, incompetent letting agents, rip off rents, evictions and shocking states of disrepair. Come with us on Saturday 26th April, 12pm to present these stories to Hackney … Continue reading

Renters of Hackney, tell us your story!
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Renters of Hackney, tell us your story!

When we talk to ‘the powerful people’ about renting, they still assume things like landlord discrimination, illegal and retaliatory eviction and rip-off letting agents are just rare occurrences. But we renters know otherwise. That’s why we’re gathering our stories together to present to those who make housing laws. Why might not have enough money to … Continue reading

‘The Way Home’ – audiowalk explores the history of housing in Hackney
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‘The Way Home’ – audiowalk explores the history of housing in Hackney

By Ellie Schling Over the last two months I’ve produced an audio walk around Hackney using oral history interviews recorded by the Hackney Housing Oral History Project in 2011. The audio walk directs you around Victorian terraced streets, council estates, estate agents and the council service office while you listen to excerpts of interviews with … Continue reading