Tag Archives: Brent Council

Engaging with Brent Community Housing?

Braving the erratic weather conditions, ten of the residents currently faced with eventual eviction from the Barham Park Estate were joined by twenty housing activists and anti-poverty campaigners to protest against the premature Notice To Quit orders issued by BCH. Armed only with flyers, banners and a megaphone the protestors assembled on the roundabout at […]

“We will not be moved!” Barham Park demo, Monday 11th August 2014, 5pm.

Tomorrow, Monday 11th August, marks the due date for the first tranche of households to leave the Barham Park Estate under the premature Notice to Quit orders issued by Brent Community Housing (BCH). It also marks the two week anniversary of the initial meeting between Senior Council Officers and BCH to negotiate an extension of […]

Are international financiers dominating the regeneration schemes in Brent?

Members of Brent Housing Action will today be joining housing activists from across London to demonstrate against the carving up of our city by international financiers and developers at the MIPIM gathering in Cannes next week. MIPIM is the world’s biggest property fair, where our cities and our land are up for sale. It takes […]

An Open Letter to Brent Landlords

Brent Housing Action c/o Brent Trades Hall 375 High Road, NW10 2JR breanthousingaction@gmail.com 7th July 2013 Cllr Mclennan and Director of housing at Brent Council, Brent Housing Partnership, Genesis Housing Group, Catalyst Housing, Network Stadium Housing Group Metropolitan Housing Trust, Paradigm Housing, Innisfree Housing, Origin, London Strategic   Dear All   RE: Some requirements from […]

Brent FAQ on benefit changes

Brent have published a ‘frequently asked questions’ list detailing how benefit changes might affect people and how Brent will help them. You can read it here. Some bits are OK – offering support and making people aware of the help that they might be eligible for – but the whole document basically aims to remind people […]

The DWP’s guidance to local authorities…

Check this out: This is what the Department for Work and Pensions tells Brent Council to tell you. Interesting lines… “Bedroom size 12. We will not be defining what we mean by a bedroom in legislation and there is no definition of a minimum bedroom size set out in regulations. It will be up to […]

Proposed Brent Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme 2013/14

Brent published this report back in December – it outlines the categories of household which will be eligible for ‘discretionary payments’ in either the short or long term to help them sustain their housing in the face of benefits cuts and breaks down how Brent thinks it will spend the funds. The report suggests that […]