Clavia is a 33 year old mother of two young children, aged 2 & 8. Lambeth Council evicted her from her home in Brixton on Wednesday.
Lambeth has a duty of care to this family and they are in denial of this fact, through claiming that she has made herself intentionally homeless due to rent arrears. An intentionally non-transparent system of incredible complexity exists in Lambeth Housing. Chaos and confusion is created resulting in so called shortfalls of rent occurring, hence the ‘arrears’.
Clavia and her two children are now sleeping on the floor (yes, the hard, cold floor – no bed) in the living room of a relative, whilst the flat Lambeth evicted the family from stands empty (although still full of their belongings).
We demand that Lambeth re-house Clavia & her children back into their home immediately. We demand that Lambeth set up a meeting for Clavia and her representatives to sort out the so called rent ‘arrears’ that Lambeth refuse to provide full details of.