- Help launch a Renters Union!

For: Renters Power Project Coordinator
Organizer: Renters Power Project
- Help launch a Renters Union! (Renters Power Project Coordinator)
of £10,000 goal
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The Story

We’re aiming to launch a London Renters Union before the end of 2017. Help us raise the final funds we need to hire a Project Coordinator!

We all know London’s housing system is broken. It is fuelling inequality and wrenching families and communities apart. It is delivering windfall gains to landlords and investors, while pushing millions into poverty and insecurity: London's private renters have higher rents and fewer rights than anywhere else in Europe.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. The Renters Power Project is in the early stages of setting up a union that will fight with and for private renters, a union that can build the power we need to secure a fairer deal for London’s renters.

Renters Power Project has arisen from cooperation between Generation Rent, Digs (Hackney Renters), Take Back The City, the Radical Housing Network, Advice4Renters and PEACH, with support from the New Economy Organisers Network. In January 2017 we held a launch event and we now have the support of over 50 housing and community groups from across the city. 

But we need your help to take the next step. The project is growing every day, and we want to raise the funds to hire a paid Project Coordinator, to help the project through this critical development phase.

Our ambitions for the project are huge, as is its potential. The Coordinator will take on vital administrative and development work for the project, helping us take the next step to setting up a fighting, member-led union that represents London’s renters in all their diversity.

We don’t just want your money – we need you to get involved!

A union that listens to and empowers London renters can only happen with your input. To get involved in developing our strategy and demands, or in our outreach, communications and fundraising working groups please contact [email protected].

If you want to find out more about the Renters Power Project, or keep up with what we’re up to, like us, follow us and check out our website! You can sign-up to our mailing list here.

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 20, 2017

Posted on July 20, 2017


We just want to send out an enormousround of applause to all of you who have donated so far to the fundraiser for the Renters Power Project. We are seriously excited about the prospects of getting on with building a grassroots, independent union for private tenants in London -- we really can’t thank you enough for supporting the project and helping it to grow.

The £6,841 that we’ve raised so far means that in the next few weeks we’ll be able to take on a Project Coordinator, who very soon will be hitting the streets with the rest of our organizers to start building the membership for our first branch. There’s going to be loads of stuff happening in the next weeks as we begin the first big organizing push – if you’d like to stay updated, please write to us and we’ll put you on our mailing list.

We will also be having a meeting and social at 4 p.m. this Sunday (23 July). We'll gather at Canning Town station, on the DLR and Jubilee line. Then we'll either find a spot outside if the weather is nice, or head to an indoor space nearby that we're able to use. At the meeting we’ll talk a little bit about the purpose of the union and our strategy for the coming months, and afterwards there’ll be lots of time to eat, drink, hang out, and get to know one another.

If you think you might want to organize with us, then this is the time to start. Come and get involved!

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