StART is an organisation of local people working to make sure the St.Ann's new housing development provides genuinely affordable homes for the local community.
Housing by the people not simply for the people.
Staying Safe, Stay Home
Our Statement on COVID-19
StART, like many community groups, has been adapting to life under lockdown, and is keeping our important work going to ensure genuinely affordable homes at St Ann's.
We encourage local people to join StART in all aspects of it's work to help shape the future of the community on the St Ann's site'. We have a number of subgroups that cover different aspects of our work, and a main meeting every other Wednesday.
We have moved all our meetings online but they remain open to all in the community. If you would like to join a meeting, please contact us via our contacts page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide login details and can support you in getting online.
But, more importantly, we are a community group that is here for our members and the wider community. If you need support during these difficult time please get in touch and we will do what we can to help.
There are a large number of Mutual Aid groups have been formed in Haringey and around London, so if you are struggling with the coronavirus lockdown do reach out and ask for support. You can find the full list here: https://www.theresident.co.uk/london-culture-events/londons-coronavirus-mutual-aid-groups-a-complete-list/
For anyone concerned about their own housing situation during this public health crisis, a three-month suspension on all housing possession and evictions has been brought in by the government. For more information on housing during the coronavirus pandemic, Shelter has a dedicated webpage with up-to-date & accurate information. Visit: https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/coronavirus
Membership costs £1 and is a great way to show your support for our work. Join online
Genuinely Affordable Homes For All
Planning permission was granted for the St Ann’s site in March 2015 for a housing development with a requirement that only 14% of the homes be “affordable”. Based on the views of the community, we seek to provide a far higher level of truly affordable, secure good quality housing for local people, especially those who otherwise can't afford to stay in Haringey.
We also want to create a development that retains the site for the benefit of the community by providing other facilities and amenities for local residents. We envision both the housing and facilities being community-led developments that are responsive to the needs of the people who live there.
Donate to StART
We need your help
The Mental Health Trust who own St. Ann’s want to sell the land by the autumn of 2017. StART, with our team of experts, must put together a credible bid so we are the option the Health Authority choose.
We need to pay for expert help & regular running costs. We are employing a development manage & solicitors and estimate we need £1,000 a month. We have 10% of this so far, from small monthly sums. If you can give as little as £5 or £2 a month it will help to achieve our goal.
There are two ways to make regular contributions: by standing order OR by direct debit through paypal's regular payment facility using the "make this recurring" box.
If you pay by standing order the whole donation comes to StART, if you make a payment through paypal they take approximately 3% in fees, so StART receives about 97% of the donation.
Most of us can now set up a standing order via internet banking. To do this you will need StART’s bank details, so please email us and we will email them to you as soon as we can
To make a regular payment through paypal, click on the 'donate' button below.
For press and media coverage, please email email@example.com or ring us on 07517 523 395
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