Jeremy Corbyn blasts Bishopsgate Goodsyard plan as “immoral and wrong”

8 Mar , 2016  

Jeremy Corbyn warned that a multi-million pound Shoreditch redevelopment will transform Hackney into Manhattan and lead to mass “social expulsion” from the borough. The Labour leader drew a parallel between New York and the Bishopsgate Goodsyard development, insisting that the predicted £1m price tag for a one bedroom flat will force more and more people […]

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Fact-check: What does the budget mean for Hackney?

19 Mar , 2015  

Hackney’s residents should be rejoicing according to George Osborne after his pre-election budget, the corner having apparently been turned and plenty of juicy incentives promised. But is this really the case? Here at the Hackney Post, we decided to fact-check some of the Chancellor’s key announcements. How much money comes to a Hackney citizen from the personal […]

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Studios to let on Hackney Wick's Wallis Road, where the development is due to take place


Hackney Wick’s affordable housing crisis

19 Mar , 2015  

By Alice Johnston and Tom Witherow Residents of Hackney Wick have questioned the value of the Olympic legacy as hopes of cheap housing at the Wallis Road development were recently dashed. A councillor has raised concerns that not one of the 121 houses planned will be affordable. The original planning application made no allowance for […]

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An image of placards with messages protesting against Family Mosaic redundancies.


Housing company makes support workers homeless

14 Mar , 2015  

A protest was held in Westminster today after Hackney housing company Family Mosaic made three live-in support workers jobless and homeless. The staff, who helped tenants with learning difficulties and other disabilities, were told they would be made redundant and lose their homes, which came with the jobs, soon after Christmas. One of the staff […]

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Meg Hillier: “I want to see action on affordable housing”

12 Mar , 2015  

London’s housing is in crisis and Hackney is the epicentre, writes MP Meg Hillier in a comment piece for the Hackney Post.  In my borough more people rent privately than own their property, while the majority rent from a council or housing association. Those who rent privately are spending more than half their wages on […]

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Abbott blasts Hackney housing chaos

21 Oct , 2014  

Diane Abbott received cheers on Sunday evening when she told a capacity crowd that London’s housing system was “f***ed”. Speaking at a discussion held at the Chats Palace Art Centre in Homerton, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington was the first to point out her own party’s errors on social housing. “We spent a […]

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Housing in Hackney


Housing in Hackney: 1,500 in overcrowded conditions

21 Mar , 2014  

A freedom of information request has revealed that over 1,500 people in Hackney are living in overcrowded conditions…

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Prince Edward Pub, Hackney


Pub-to-flats plan met with hostility

19 Mar , 2014  

Hackney residents show resistance against plans to replace Victoria pub ‘The Prince Edward’ with luxury flats.

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Hackney home to London’s fastest-growing house prices

14 Nov , 2013  

Gentrification in Hackney is leaving local residents locked out of the housing market, a new report suggests. Savills estate agents found that Hackney was home to four of the five wards with the fastest-growing house prices in London. The £350,000 to £400,000 price bracket has seen rises of up to 30 percent in the borough […]

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More than a quarter of all Hackney social housing lack standards

21 Mar , 2013  

Hackney Council promised to ensure that council homes met a set standard by 2012, but has achieved this in less than 75 per cent of cases.