Some Grenfell Tower survivors rehoused in Kensington, London


This video from London, England says about itself:

DJ Isla challenges the narrative on Grenfell Tower

21 June 2017

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Grenfell survivors rehoused in luxury Kensington Row

Thursday 22nd June 2017

MINISTERS announced yesterday that some survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze would be rehoused in a new development in Kensington.

Sixty-eight families will be given permanent residency in the Kensington Row development, about one-and-a-half miles south of the tower, from July.

The flats have been acquired by the City of London Corporation for £10 million to add to its social housing stock in a deal brokered by the Homes and Communities Agency.

Prices in the new estate start at £1.6 million — but the Grenfell residents will be housed in flats that are part of an “affordable quota” provided by developers to gain planning consent.

It comes after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said empty homes should be “requisitioned if necessary” to rehouse residents.

The Radical Housing Network campaign group cautiously welcomed the announcement.

“The least that should happen is that existing social tenants are offered alternative social housing after their homes have been burnt to the ground following council and government negligence,” a spokeswoman said.

“It’s unclear whether these flats will be available to private renters, homeowners or subtenants of Grenfell Tower.

“Public authorities have a responsibility to ensure the safety and security of all of those displaced by the Grenfell catastrophe, whatever their status.”

Prime Minister Theresa May apologised in the Commons yesterday for failing to respond properly following the tragedy.

This video from London, England says about itself:

18 June 2017

Grenfell Tower Tragedy: DJ Isla makes it on to ‘Sky News’ as new spokesperson for the victims. This is commendable work by the local resident who has not eaten or slept much since the incident occurred.

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