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8 September 2017

The Grenfell blogs: keeping a tragedy in the spotlight

What next for the residents of Grenfell Tower? 

By New Statesman

The Grenfell Tower fire shocked the nation, and left at least 80 people dead, while rendering their grieving friends, families and neighbours homeless. The tragedy exposed the isolation of renters in a London borough of billionaires, and its aftermath has raised difficult questions about the provision of social housing.

Kate Webb and Polly Neate from the housing charity Shelter have been on the ground, reporting on the aftermath of the tragedy. You can find their blog posts here:

1. Grenfell survivors were promised no rent rises – so why have the authorities gone quiet?

2. Grenfell families stuck in hotel limbo two months on: “I still have no answers”

3. The Grenfell Inquiry must address the powerlessness social tenants feel

4. The next challenge for Grenfell survivors – bidding on a council house

5. After Grenfell, we need to talk about social housing

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