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Lifelong housing tenancies at threat


Government plans for council housing are deemed “extreme”

You may have caught the news that the government are trying to push through controversial changes to affordable housing which will affect families across Portsmouth.
Dubbed ”extreme” by many, proposals include abolishing lifelong tenancies and introducing ‘pay to stay’ charges applied to some householders.
What’s more, those who need a council house in future will only be offered contracts of between two and five years.
Housing affordability, repairs and maintenance are high on the list of concerns locally.
Stephen said:
“I am very concerned by these proposals. They are extraordinarily and anti- council. I was brought up in social housing and know these plans risk breaking up communities and causing insecurity and instability for council tenants. We need more affordable homes in the city, not policies which will hit families the hardest”.
Labour is fighting these plans for you and getting the government to think again.