Here’s the latest news from Leeds Hands off our Homes:
Leeds Housing Strategy:
Leeds City Council has announced its core strategy for housing-3000 new homes a year to be built to reach the target of 66000 new homes by 2028. Much of this will be on inner city brownfield sites and the affordability targets are not clear.
Leeds City Council is also planning to build 1000 new council houses to rent. The funding for this will come from a variety of sources and means rents will be set at 80% of the market value rather than the normal 50%.
This will be discussed at the next Hands off our Homes meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 4th March, at the UNISON offices, 160A Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9EN.
Lobby of Council Budget Setting Meeting-25th February
Leeds City Council is expected to vote through more cuts to services vital for the most vulnerable on Wednesday afternoon. Join us outside the Civic Hall at 12pm to tell councillors that we can’t take any more cuts.
Rally Against Sanctions and Benefits Cuts-28th February
With the scandal of sanctions growing and benefits cuts hitting the poorest hardest join us to call for an end to sanctions and benefits cuts. Meet near Bodyshop, Briggate 12pm. If you have a story you wish to share (anonymously) please get in touch via: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07930966205.
Day of Action Against Maximus-2nd March
Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) has called a National Day of Action against Maximus, who are taking over from Atos as provider of Work Capability Assessments that are forcing disabled and severely ill people off the benefits they are entitled to.
Join us in either Bradford (8.30am to 11am outside the Atos/Maximus assessment centre near Waterstones, BD1 1PR – facebook event here) or Leeds (12 noon – 2pm, Leeds Briggate near the Body Shop – facebook event here)