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London Housing Struggles Archive


The London Housing Struggles Archive is a collection of documents related to housing campaigns, squatting and rent strikes. The archive is divided into three collections: the first documents housing struggles ranging from 1975 to 1991 including campaigns against the sell-off of estates in the 1980s. The second collection gathers together a wide range of hard and digital materials produced by recent campaigns, from 2010 and reaching the present. These materials include posters, flyers and pamphlets as well as archived websites and an extensive range of digital images and propaganda. Also included is a small set of materials on rent strikes, deposited by UCL Cut The Rent. A third collection addresses the history and politics of squatting in London, from the late 1968s to the early 2010s. This squatting collection is a mixture of our existing archive alongside new collections that have been built as the outcome of a residency conducted by Chris Jones on the history politics of organised squatting in London

You can browse the catalogue and the scanned documents here.

Below you can find a map of all the housing campaigns from which we hold materials, alongside a short description of each and their contact details.



Map of Housing Struggles in London