Lambeth 'Co-Operative Council' Accused of Closing Housing Co-ops
Lambeth Council, which cynically markets itself as a ‘co-operative council’, has been accused by Lambeth United Housing Co-Op of 'destroying housing co-ops that have existed in the borough for 40 years'. In a statement, the LUHC says the Council is recalling 'shortlife' housing and selling them on, leaving elderly and vulnerable people in danger of homelessness. The group said:
"Against a background of threatened evictions, legal intimidation, hypocrisy and mismanagement, housing co-op residents, supported by their MP (Kate Hoey), are still hoping that Lambeth Council will seek a more constructive way of working with them and have promoted a ‘Super Co-op’ that would have borough-wide benefits and leave a legacy of social housing in Lambeth."
The group is calling for people to support their campaign to halt evictions and find a commonsense and fair solution Read more at LUHC.