Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Nurses And Teachers Living In ‘Affordable’ Housing Scheme Face 20% Rent Rise

Residents of an affordable housing scheme have hit out at an “immoral” 20 per cent rent increase which they say could leave them homeless. Tenants of Samuel Jones Court in Peckham, which was built six years ago to help key workers such as nurses and teachers on low salaries, have been told to agree to the new rates or leave within two months. The rise is equivalent to £150 a month for a one-bedroom flat, and many residents said it would prove unaffordable. The site contains 90 flats comprising mainly one or two bedrooms. Many fear they will not be able to find suitable homes and could be forced to leave London, putting jobs at risk and disrupting their children’s schooling. Read more on the Evening Standard website.

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