Race Equality Foundation support Shelter 'revenge evictions' campaign

Posted on Thu 30 Oct 2014

Race Equality Foundation support Shelter 'revenge evictions' campaign
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The Foundation is supporting new legislation to stop 'revenge evictions' in rented housing. The Tenancies (Reform) Bill will prevent landlords from evicting tenants who have complained about a serious health hazard or repair issue in their home. We have joined with a number of organisations including Shelter, Crisis, Citizens' Advice, Age UK, and the Childrens' Society to support the Bill. Black and minority ethnic tenants live in some of the poorest quality housing in the UK, and we know that their health suffers as a result. They are also disproportionately fearful of being evicted for reporting problems. The Bill is due to be debated in Parliament at the end of November, and has cross-party support. 

Jabeer Butt says:

"Black and minority ethnic tenants live in some of the poorest quality housing in the UK. We know that their health suffers as a result. We also know that they are disproportionately fearful of being evicted for reporting problems. This Bill can make a real impact on tackling the health inequalities that affect private tenants, and that is why we are supporting it."