Residential Rebellion!

Woonopstand

- COUNTRY DEMONSTRATION -

17 OCTOBER 14:00
Afrikaanderpark
Rotterdam

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We are in a housing revolt and will make a joint fist with a broad coalition on 17 October. More and more people, young and old, tenants and buyers, are being affected by the housing crisis. It is high time for a radically different housing policy. 

Housing for people, not for profit!

Housing insecurity has also increased in the Netherlands in recent decades. Homelessness has doubled and the housing shortage has exploded. Renting has become more flexible and many people are forced to live temporarily, insecurely or too expensively. Social rental housing is sold, demolished and liberalized on a large scale. Social renting is marginalised, while the private rental sector is expensive and uncertain. Homes for sale are also out of reach for many. Housing costs are rising. Home evictions are on the rise. And the less wealthy are being pushed out of the city, while the middle incomes are also falling between two stools. At the same time, investors and speculators are taking their chances: for them, housing is a commodity, the safest investment worldwide for those who want to make a profit. All this is the result of deliberate political policy. 

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    About us

    The #WOONOPSTAND is a broad coalition of (housing)movements, action groups, and organizations that work together to radically change housing policy. 

    On March 28, 2020 we jointly organized the national demonstration 'Houses for People, Not for Profit' which was postponed due to the corona pandemic. We called out the government and landlords to: stop evictions and impose rent reduction because of the additional negative consequences of homelessness during a pandemic.

    On October 17, 2021, the coalition will again organize a national demonstration in Rotterdam and various tenant actions will take place.

    Do you want to contribute to the #WOONOPSTAND with your organization? Please contact us or sign our page below.

    We are in housing revolution because:

    We call on everyone to show solidarity and fight together for our housing future.

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    A broad movement of action groups and organizations from all over the country will protest in various places in the country for a better housing policy in the coming period. Now is the time to demand change: the new cabinet is coming and local politicians are preparing for the municipal elections in March 2022. On September 12, the first housing protest in Amsterdam and on October 17 we will continue the residential revolt in Rotterdam.

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      For press and/or other questions, please contact Mustapha Eaisaouyen (06-43558648) or Abel Heijkamp (06-47686543), or use the contact form below.

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