Social housing, not social cleansing! Focus E15 Mothers fight back

A group of young mothers have occupied a group of empty flats on the Carpenters Estate in Newham. As Vice reports:

“People need homes, and these homes need people. We were all told there were no places in the borough for us, well we found them sitting empty,” says Sam Middleton, 20, one of the founding women of activist group which began when she and 29 other young mothers faced eviction from the Focus E15 hostel just over a year ago today.

Here one of the activists explains why they’ve occupied:

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The group need both physical and material support; they are threatened by Newham Council with legal action. Please follow them on Facebook or Twitter for details:

E15 Open House Twitter

A longer article on the Left Unity website.