Politics

Renters Vote


When the 2017 snap general election was called more than three million private renters faced losing their vote due to a combination of insecure tenancies forcing people to move regularly and people not being registered when they should have been.

ACORN teamed up with Generation Rent to launch the #RentersVote campaign and registration drive to make sure that housing policy was a key issue in the election and that renters wouldn’t be denied a voice. Our grassroots operation registered 4000 voters including many homeless and insecurely-housed people who otherwise would’ve had no voice and called on the political parties to commit to:

    • Rent control
    • Ban on tenancy fees
    • More security by ending unfair evictions
    • Landlord registration
    • Crackdown on disrepair
    • More social housing
Check the out the video on the campaign