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