ACORN is campaigning for housing security for all during and after the Coronavirus emergency. Everybody has a right to housing and everybody has a duty to stop the spread of the virus. Rent debt, evictions and homelessness are a serious threat to the health of individuals and the wellbeing of wider society.
1. PERMANENT EVICTION BAN
An immediate and permanent end to Section 21.
2. SUSPEND RENT
A rent waiver for the duration of the crisis meaning that any arrears accrued as a result of the crisis cannot be expected or included in any future grounds for eviction.
3. SCRAP CURRENT EVICTIONS
Landlords should have to start the process for any paused evictions from scratch once the ban on court proceedings has lifted.
4. PROTECT MORTGAGE HOLDERS
A government legislated mortgage and interest payment freeze during the crisis with protection from eviction.