The housing crisis has become an out-of-control housing emergency.
From rent hikes to evictions to homelessness, the very idea of the home is under fierce attack.
The People’s Housing Forum believes that communities, activists and all interested groups should work together to challenge this crisis and organise for the guaranteed right to housing for everyone.
Join us at the People’s Housing Forum on January 30th at the Teacher’s Club on Parnell Square to discuss strategies for organising for the right to housing. This will take the form of power structure analysis workshops, where we will collectively look at the people actually making the decisions around housing, and who actually has the power. Then we will discuss how we can organise and come together to challenge that power, and end this crisis. PSA’s are an extremely useful tool for mapping out campaigns, and we will be looking at the issues and power brokers in Social Housing; Private Rental Accomodation; Homelessness; Mortgages & Evictions; Traveller Accommodation; Migrants & Direct Provision.
The previous People’s Housing Forum was held on November 28th , and the goal was to agree upon a common set up demands across those different dimensions of the housing sector. For more information, and to see those demands, visit peopleshousingforum.wordpress.com/peoples-housing-demands/ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration will begin at 09:30 and we will finish at approximately 14:00.
The People’s Housing Forum is hosted by Housing Action Now and the Irish Housing Network, in association with the Geography Department of Maynooth University.
The first conference of what would become the People’s Housing Forum was held in Liberty Hall on October 3rd, hosted by Housing Action Now and the Irish Housing Network in association with the Geography Department of Maynooth University and the Dublin branch of SIPTU. This event, referred to as the ‘Emergency Conference’ on the Resources tab of the above menu, was about bringing together researchers, activists, community workers and people directly affected by housing difficulties in order to reach a consensus understanding of the crisis and efforts made to resist it.