Our article in The Guardian

Social housing is being driven by profit. Tenants must fight back

As residents of Peabody and Family Mosaic, we fear losing our rights if the two housing associations become one

As social housing residents, we have no voice, increasing commercialisation will marginalise us further.


Housing associations have preserved an image of being more socially responsible than private landlords or local authorities. In fact, their drive to become more commercial and the way they treat tenants means they are often little better.

In response, housing association residents are getting organised to defend our rights. Our campaign group, Peabody Family Voice, launched in January after a consultation meeting organised by Peabody in late November left us angry. We are opposing the amalgamation of Peabody and Family Mosaic, two of London’s largest housing associations. The two organisations merged in 2017, but full amalgamation, which has yet to be approved by the Peabody board, would mean all Family Mosaic tenants becoming Peabody tenants.

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