If it is up to the municipality, the artist and student communities on Zeeburgereiland will have to make way for buckets of sand at the end of this year. The municipality wants to raise the subsiding island with it. But the communities have united and are working on an ambitious plan to preserve their fringes. Other affordable but temporary locations for artists are also in danger of disappearing.
On Tuesday, January 30, we received a very urgent call for support from tenants who were threatened with an illegal eviction the following day. We immediately started working on it and were able to mobilize for a solidarity action.
Do you suffer from housing insecurity, rent that is too high, annoying landlords or all three? Bond Precaire Woonvorms (BPW) East Netherlands will organize its first online housing consultation hours on February 1 and from then on every first Thursday of the month from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. People who have questions about uncertain living situations can go here.
12/01/24 – Dear supporters, we hope that this invitation reaches you in good health. In response to the impending rent increases, which are the highest in 30 years, we call on all tenants to unite and participate in our national action meeting on February 3 in Den Bosch. Together we can make a difference in the fight for affordable housing.
Message via Woonprotest Utrecht | It has now been almost two years since we demonstrated en masse on the Jaarbeursplein for our right to live. It was the start of Woonprotest Utrecht. The housing shortage has gotten completely out of hand and now politicians finally seem to be waking up a bit. The change comes in very small steps. Two years later, a number of things have changed, for example the landlord levy has been abolished and Utrecht has a vacancy ordinance.
We are very concerned about the future of artists in Den Bosch and the proposed studio and incubator policy. That is why BPW Den Bosch is participating in the demonstration for more permanent affordable studio space and social security. Come also on December 11, 4:00 PM, behind the City Hall, Den Bosch.
The year is almost over and we therefore cordially invite you to end the year festively with us during a Christmas drinks on Saturday, December 16. During the drinks there will be time to reflect on the past year together, while enjoying a snack, drink and music, and to forge new (action) plans for 2024. The BPW has once again achieved many successes in 2023, which is reason enough to to celebrate this together.
The biannual meeting of the European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City took place in Paris from 9 to 12 November 2023. The Precarious Housing Association (BPW) has been part of this broad action coalition of 38 housing action groups from all over Europe since the start of the coalition 10 years ago. Three members of the BPW therefore traveled to Paris to participate in the four-day program during which the functioning of the coalition was discussed, organizing actions, the European Housing Action Week and strengthening mutual European solidarity. In addition, publicly accessible workshops and discussions were organized around the European housing struggle and related themes.
Extinction Rebellion Den Bosch, Bond Precaire Woonvorms and Den Bosch Kan Het are organizing a solidarity demonstration at the town hall on the Markt on Sunday, November 26 at 4:00 PM. The PVV also received the most votes in Den Bosch last Wednesday. The organizations call for 'speaking out against hatred, exclusion and discrimination'.
Today Woonopstand is taking action at the luxury new construction project Bay House in Rotterdam. In the early morning, a banner was attached to the building with the text 'Recapture the neighborhoods, expropriate the rich'. Woonopstand thus makes visible the profiteers of the housing crisis: the project developers, investors and large landowners who see housing as a revenue model. Residential revolt demands that only affordable and social construction be built, an end to the gentrification of our neighborhoods, and all private landowners and slumlords are expropriated so that cities, neighborhoods and homes are returned to the hands of the people who live there.