Social landlords expect cuts to trigger new wave of homelessness

Social landlords expect cuts to trigger new wave of homelessness 

Report based on survey of English housing associations and councils suggests government moves to restrict benefits will result in a surge in tenant evictions

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High numbers of evictions are leaving housing associations in some areas without tenants. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Social landlords are expecting a surge in rent arrears, tenant evictions and homelessness as the government pushes ahead with more welfare cuts and changes, according to new research.

The continuing impact of the bedroom tax, together with moves to extend the benefit cap and impose further limits on housing benefit, will put further financial pressure on tenants, predicts a report by consultants Grant Thornton.

It concludes that the ability of councils and housing associations to mitigate growing arrears has been severely eroded, and increasing numbers are issuing possession orders to tenants who have fallen behind with the rent.

Grant Thornton’s survey of English housing associations and local authorities revealed that a majority had seen a rise in average rent arrears over the past two years, with over a fifth reporting a “sharp increase” in eviction notices being served.

Last week, official statistics showed that tenant evictions reached a six-year high in the first three months of 2015. Over the same period, social landlords made 27,000 possession claims – the first stage in the legal process leading to an eviction.

Councils are also feeling the strain of increased evictions in the private rented sector, with 59% reporting an increase in applications for social housing from tenants who had been ejected by private landlords.

The threat of further evictions will rise after a cut in the budget for discretionary housing payments (DHP) from £165m to £125m this year, the report says. DHP grants, which help tenants with rent shortfalls caused by welfare reform, were originally intended as a temporary measure to enable tenants to stay in their home while they got a job or arranged a move to a smaller property.

Social landlords expect cuts to trigger new wave of homelessness  

Street Democracy writes: 

‘We hold our doors so they attack in vain, 

but the dissposses can never reign, 

The Tories darkness to desolate our inner peace

Our societal tolerance of this must now cease!

Tory bullies set a furious expedition of fierce hosting with frowning scorn as they devise with fanatical commitment social housing benefit cuts that do not match the ‘real’ agenda of living.

Like a book of hideous horrors, ravenous eyes of blue will rip apart the welfare state budget and the knock on affect will be catastrophic, a real cataclysm of hardship and homelessness.

Feeling powerless is exalted to highest when you have no base, no home and are at the mercy of the state. 

Its cold, void of empathy. 

It’s frighteningly undignified and humilation upon the face of the mother who has no front door key, who holds her child without cover and stands in front of housing officers who follow the tail of the one in front.

An unwelcome forced intimacy of front line reception housing, is filled with love abandon policies, evil in print and administrators unwilling to disobey and put humanity first before unclean wisdom and policy.

You face a plethora of hostile dialogues of conditions and financial sanctions before you are shunted off to unsuitable temporary accommadation and for what.

How many empty properties are there, and how many unscrupulous rich landlords are there?

Always a corrupt capitalist society will put profit before people and this is no exception and it helps only the wealthy.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy.

City shuts off water to delinquent residents; hits Baltimore Co. homes hardest

City shuts off water to delinquent residents; hits Baltimore Co. homes hardest

Sunday 17th May 2015 at 07:20 By David Icke

‘Baltimore officials, trying to collect some $40 million in long-unpaid water bills, have shut off service to more than 1,600 customers in the past six weeks.

But records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun show the city’s enforcement has been starkly uneven.

While large commercial properties owe the biggest amounts, not one has been shut off. All of the service cuts so far have been to homes.

And while the majority of homes with unpaid bills are in the city, nearly 90 percent of shut-offs have been in Baltimore County. Dundalk and Gwynn Oak have each had more service cuts than all of Baltimore.’

Read more: City shuts off water to delinquent residents; hits Baltimore Co. homes hardest

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Street Democracy writes:

Baltimore’s poor are being punished.

Administration of hate speared through their air to pierce ‘death dealing policies’ at the poor for owing money to the water companies, has shut them off.

Inhumane, siege mentality, administrators with deep bitter malice towards the poor can’t hide their demented words of resentment, as their actions speak loudly.

Following the tail of the one in front, administrators, dictate, obey and follow ‘evil in print’ to produce a true ‘hunger game’ society, a miserable onslaught for the poor, for the basic necessity of life, water.98e9a-bhzhxtwcqaeawiq1

It is a ‘silent weapon’ for a ‘silent carnage’ upon those suffering from poverty a true gritty doleful shade of sorrow, anguish and a fixed sadness.

They suffer an expulsion from mainstream society, and residents only face fierce dialogues frowning with scorn at them who shut their water off.

The poor are being held to ransom.

A horrendous interval in family home life with children in need of clean water and yet the corporate parks, display in arrogant splendour their water  features, their absolute control of privilege and all things they want.

It is further proof democracy is being shattered across the political spectrum, dignity is not sacred and to wreck and devastate citizens is a daily sinister principle of our age, ‘the oligarchs spirit of the age’ that is.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy

Saudi Arabia wants to lead the UN Human Rights Council

Saudi Arabia wants to lead the UN Human Rights Council

new Friday 15th May 2015 at 10:09 By David Icke

‘Saudi Arabia wants to lead the UN Human Rights Council, which raises anger among activists who fear an erode of the Council’s credibility. An “abomination, and cynical by a nation that beheads people on public squares,” said a human rights organization in a statement on Wednesday evening.

There has been rumors for a while that Saudi Arabia wants to lead the UN’s highest body for defense of human rights. Now it appears the rumors have been confirmed by several diplomatic sources. It has had human rights organizations to react with pure rage outbursts.

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s worst repressive regimes with massive violations of human rights, according to Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and the UN itself. One notable example is Saudi blogger Raif Badawi who was sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for having started a site for political debate. In addition, the country is sharply criticized for the ongoing attacks against Yemen, where the ruthless bombing of civilians is equated with war crimes.’

Read more: Saudi Arabia wants to lead the UN Human Rights Council

The Evil within: The truth we dare not see about Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen

new Friday 15th May 2015 at 09:59 By David Icke

‘On the 70th anniversary of the fall of Nazi Germany, fascism is far from dead. As Yemen bleeds under Saudi Arabia’s grand war, it is really the annihilation of one people we are seeing play out – the Zaidis of Yemen.

If Saudi Arabia, a regional super-power strong with its trillions of petrodollars, has ruled unchallenged over the Middle East and to an extent over the Islamic world, it has done so at the expense of people’s freedom and prosperity. Yemen, more than any other country in the region has suffered under its powerful and rich tyrant of a neighbor.

Coerced into assuming the role of a passive vassal, Yemen was prevented from rising to its true potential through a clever network of bribery, religious sponsoring and social engineering.’

Read more: The Evil within: The truth we dare not see about Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen

Street Democracy writes:

The wealthy elites own all corporate global media and suppress us without the use of force with deep indoctrination mechanisms of propaganda, a powerful explosion of corrupt and unclean wisdom on a daily basis.

Our hidden ruling elites cause political turbulence, create civic destabilisation, assassinate the family, disrupt and destroy democracy for us all, cause legitimate rages across the world and criminalise us for reacting.

Forcing an uniformed public to make irrational decisions, hoarding valuable and essential knowledge so we make inappropriate decisions, we are dispossessed of true knowledge and are disempowered because of it.2a123-bpr9de8iiaafdff

Now after manufacturing violence, terrorism, civic conflicts, enraged racism, they frown with scorn at us with wilful arrogance to offer their corrupt dark minds to impose their draconian rules of what human rights should be for us.

We must not stand in our stance of toleration and allow ravenous eyes of aggression dictate our human rights by those enmeshed with violent, Orwellian, tyrannical, disfigured mind sets.

The beheading of our civil liberties from ruling elites who hold no empathy, are psychopathic, sociopathic at least, who are themselves the weaponisation of dark powers.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy.

Caught on camera: Shocking moment autistic man slammed to floor by policeman just two days before he died

Caught on camera: Shocking moment autistic man slammed to floor by policeman just two days before he died

This is the moment an autistic man was slammed to the ground by a police officer just two days before he died.

Shocking CCTV footage has been released showing the moment David Levi Dehmann was grabbed by Deputy Chase Wright, picked up and thrown to the floor.Sheriff body-slam man

According to police reports, 33-year-old Mr Dehmann, who suffers from autism and Tourette’s Syndrome his family claim, was arrested for disorderly conduct on April 21 in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

It is claimed he was drunk and had fallen down near some toilets and could barely stand when officers arrived.

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Flashpoint: Dehmann is caught on camera moving towards the officer and raising his arms

He was put in a car and taken to Knox County jail but once inside, began joking with police.

CCTV shows Mr Dehmann apparently trying to pat officers on the back and shake their hands, but when he gets to Deputy Chase, things turn sour.

The officer seems to knock the arrested man’s hand out of the way which causes Mr Dehmann to move towards him and raise his own hands towards the Deputy.

It is at this point the officer grabs the other man and slams him into the ground.

The footage shows Mr Dehmann’s head hit the ground at which point he no longer moves as stunned officers look on.

Street Democracy writes:

Darken ‘figures of fiends’ wearing costumes that legalises overtly hostile treatment with a crushing force of violence represents our police force of today.

It is most horrifying to watch freedom and safety be forcibly removed in an explosion of dynamic tyranny, a spontaneous erosion of human dignity at the hands of those meant to protect us.

The demonisation of society, the criminalisation of individuals by sadistic inclinations of physical butchery is our ‘police state society’ now implemented to the highest level.

Are we to tolerate an inchoate ‘gulag’ society and live in fear of authority?

Are our home towns secretly named ‘open air detention centres’ by our corrupt political authorities?

Are we secretly all under house arrest to be treated as criminals whether we’ve broken the law or not, the potential is there perhaps?

With our Human Rights hanging in the balance, the Tories menacing ambition towards us to remove our strength, deprive us of our civil rights.

It is unclean wisdom, a rotten stench of decayed democracy that is reaching our streets by a ruling elite sophisticated oppressive machine.

This mounting repression is dangerously violent, aggressive and sadistic creating a collective despair, fear and a legitimate rage.

Our policing seems to hold a badge giving them the license to harm, injure and kill members of the public and we cannot stand the stance of tolerance because one day, they’ll be at our door, body slamming us to the ground.

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy

Cameron faces Tory backbench rebellion over plans to scrap the Human Rights Act

The Tories are behaving like fiends from a damned toxic ring, frantically mad on removing our human rights to unleash total police state domination in one spontaneous explosion of hideous horror.
 
To legalise oppression, a police state society of a crushing dynamic force of control will shatter home towns, our family lives and our dignity not spared.
 
Our lives under a ‘gulag’ mentality, miserable, laborious and hard under a ‘Tory Fourth Reich’ of gut wrenching death dealing policies that is no longer conspiracy and never was.
 
Bit by bit they have taken our rights away under the illusion of their saintly facade. This is a manufactured dehumanisation programme and the death of civic virtue.
 
We must be convulsed in immeasurable anger and indescribable frustration at the wilful arrogance of these elite rulers of concentrated wealth insistent upon out right supremacy over us.
 
They are imposing a mild form of dictatorship with a hidden agenda of a ceaseless expansion, a brutal interval into our standard of living will be changed forever.
 
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy

Cameron faces Tory backbench rebellion over plans to scrap the Human Rights Act

new Thursday 14th May 2015 at 08:58 By David Icke

‘David Cameron is facing diplomatic isolation and his first backbench rebellion over plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and exempt the Government from implementing unfavourable European Court of Human Rights rulings.

Mr Cameron has made the abolition of Labour’s 1998 legislation a key part of his 100-day policy offensive and the measure is expected to be included in the Queen’s Speech later this month.

But the Prime Minister is already facing a revolt from a growing number of his backbenchers over the proposals with a former aide to the new Justice Secretary Michael Gove warning that they have less than a 5 per cent chance of being implemented.’

Read more: Cameron faces Tory backbench rebellion over plans to scrap the Human Rights Act

New Tory disabilities minister opposed protecting benefits for disabled children and cancer patients

 

Street Democracy writes: 

 

Our government is a ferocious machine shelling out a hideous vigour of rage towards those unable to support themselves financially.

A government intent on vollying sour principles promoting ‘evil in ink’ with a horrendous array of fierce Tory hosting. 

These are love abandoned soul’s, MP’s who will socially destroy those unable to contribute towards a full working week or pay their taxes.

Our disabled communities across our country will be marginalised and expelled from mainstream society with severe brutish expeditions socially discrediting them as ‘scroungers’. 

Not all disabled people can run marathons and climb mountains! Many find it hard just to survive each day with pain and misery for comfort.

With soulless suits of blue we’ll witness a dreadful and painful interval upon our society degrading those unable to work, expelling further disabled people by a legalised power centre of prejudice.

The Tories wish to gain a pay rise of £7,000 but cut disabled people’s benefits to below subsistence levels at the same time proves they are morally bankrupt, and incapable of empathy.

Justin Tomlinson is to bring on the Tory toxic onslaught creating more disabilities as lack of medical treatments, equipment, even counselling, will lead to a cruel world mind set, and not ideal for any recovery.

 

It is clear his principles are a fallen from grace faded splendour and like thieves huddled in the night will steal freedom away and imprison innately decent people across the UK without conscience. 

 

Basically placing disabled people under house arrest, a barrless prison.

 

By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy

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New Tory disabilities minister opposed protecting benefits for disabled children and cancer patients

Wednesday 13th May 2015 at 09:56 By David Icke

‘The Tories’ new disabilities minister voted against protecting extra benefits for disabled children and cancer patients.

Justin Tomlinson opposed giving the safeguards in the controversial Welfare Reform Bill – despite pleas from the House of Lords.

Today David Cameron named the 38-year-old North Swindon MP as disabilities minister in the Department for Work and Pensions as part of his Cabinet shake-up.

He’ll be tasked with helping Iain Duncan Smith cut £12billion from the welfare bill.’

Read more: New Tory disabilities minister opposed protecting benefits for disabled children and cancer patients

Thousands of parents to be hit by £60 school fines if their children are repeatedly late for class

Thousands of parents to be hit by £60 school fines if their children are repeatedly late for class

new Monday 11th May 2015 at 09:48 By David Icke

‘Schools are to fine parents £60 if pupils are repeatedly late for registration.

The penalty will double if it is not paid within 21 days, and parents who refuse to pay could be prosecuted and even jailed.

One council is deploying so-called late-gate patrols to ask tardy parents why their children are arriving late.

But parents’ groups criticised the move yesterday, and said the fines would ultimately punish the children, not their parents.’

Read more: Thousands of parents to be hit by £60 school fines if their children are repeatedly late for class

Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky

Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky

 

Starving British children are looking for food in rubbish bins

Starving British children are looking for food in rubbish bins

‘British children are sifting through bins left outside houses in search of scraps of food because they are starving, it has been revealed.

But Tories and their supporters in rich London won’t have to look at them – because they are in Labour-held Stoke-on-Trent.

The Stoke Sentinel reported that “Youngsters have been searching through bins in the Hollings Street and Brocksford Street area of Fenton before eating any leftovers.”’

Read more: Starving British children are looking for food in rubbish bins

14 of 22 recent ‘potential terror plots’ involved FBI informants.

14 of 22 recent ‘potential terror plots’ involved FBI informants.