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Homeless charity evicts own tenants

October 05 2016
Unite and activists set up petition

London-based homelessness charity, St Mungo’s is being criticised for handing out eviction notices to its own tenants.

The charity currently owns 24 flats in South London, but is currently ‘reviewing’ whether 14 of the homeless people they are currently housing should continue to get help.

One affected tenant, who did not want to be identified, told how stressful the recent evictions have been: “I’ve got no place to go, but St Mungo’s have basically told me that I have outstayed my welcome… They told me to go to the local council for help. I have done that, but they’ve told me I would not be classed as in priority need to be housed.”

A group of the affected tenants have met with housing activists and members of the union Unite to set up a petition against the evictions.