Residential Rebellion!


- national housing movement -


Statement Amendments VVD and CDA are a targeted attack on the fundamental right of residence On Tuesday 18 April, the House of Representatives will vote on the Fixed Lease Contracts bill. There will also be three amendments from the SP and three amendments from the VVD and CDA. While the SP's amendments actually expand the protection of housing security, the VVD and CDA are only trying to erode it further. The Action Coalition Housing Rebellion expresses its horror at this attempt. We demand housing security for everyone and therefore do not accept any deterioration. The proposals from CDA and VVD concern the second home of private landlords. They want it to be possible to throw tenants out of a house if the landlord wants to sell the house, or if they want to give family a house. De Woonopstand finds these proposals downright objectionable. With this, CDA and VVD break open their own coalition agreement (which stated that the permanent lease would remain the norm), to seek out the conflict with the housing movement, tenants and their own coalition partners through greater flexibility. It is an attempt to deprive more than 500,000 tenants of their homes and make them homeless, purely so that the landlord can sell his second home for a little more money. Woonopstand sees this as a targeted attack on our housing security, and as a new attempt to give more power to landlords. This kind of precarity is exactly why coalition partner Bond Precaire Woonvorms was founded and which they have been fighting against together with tenants for years. These amendments are intended to further torpedo the basic right of residence. Due to this total contempt and provocation, the right-wing parties in parliament leave the housing movement no choice but to further escalate the housing struggle. We therefore call on: support the Fixed Lease Contracts Act and the amendments that increase housing security! All amendments that lead to less security of living must be taken off the table immediately! Woonopstand therefore calls on everyone to gather at the House of Representatives, Princess Irenepad 1 (near The Hague Central Station) on April 18 at 2 p.m. accept our rights of residence. Bring your ID if you want to visit the public gallery. The vote is at 15:00. For more information, please contact [email protected]

We believe that the municipality of Zaanstad should do its utmost to guarantee housing as a right for everyone again. Too often we see housing being used as a revenue model for slumlords, investors, contractors and others who prioritize their own profits over the right to housing.

The Housing Action Days 2023: European citizens fight together for the right to live From 24 March to 2 April 2023, thousands of people in more than 40 cities across Europe will take to the streets for the right to live and the city to meet the sky-high housing costs to denounce.

Action group 'We refuse the rent increase' starts a campaign against the rent increase in Den Bosch during the European Housing Action Week.!!!!!! entered, refuse. We guide tenants who want to oppose the rent increase by means of a step-by-step plan and support. On April 1, we will start a flyer campaign and go door-to-door to call on residents of Bosschen for this and to inform them. We gather at 14:00 in front of Cafe de Sjang, Graafseweg 141 in Den Bosch and then head into the neighbourhood. We call on everyone to join and participate.

BPW The Hague will take to the streets in South West during the International Housing Action Week to hand out flyers against anti-squatting, temporary rental contracts and housing insecurity. Join and fight for housing security! We will start on 29 March at 19:30 atruimzicht and then spread over the Dreven en Gaarden & Bouwlust and Vredelust districts, where a number of clusters of demolition buildings are inhabited by anti-squat and temporary residents.

Coalitie Woonopstand stands in solidarity with Extinction Rebellion in the fight for a just future and disapproves of the harsh intervention of the police and the use of water cannons during the demonstration last Saturday, March 11. The housing movement stands behind the peaceful actions of Extinction Rebellion (XR) and their fight for a just future for all living beings on this planet. The climate crisis is inextricably linked to the housing, energy, health and poverty crises, all of which are the result of colonialism and the current racist capitalist system. 

Last year there was a lot of action against the excessively high rents in the Netherlands. Rents have risen horribly in the last ten years, by an average of 35 percent. More than 800,000 tenants in the Netherlands have such high housing costs that they can no longer afford other necessary living expenses. In protest against this, thousands of people have refused the rent increase over the past year. Housing associations react differently to the action of their tenants, but are generally not happy with it. Tenants are regularly intimidated by their landlord with threatening letters, e-mails, text messages, telephone calls, home visits, collection agencies and sometimes even the bailiff is called in. That while it is just your right to refuse the rent increase by not paying it! Would you also like to make use of your legal right and refuse the rent increase in 2023? Follow the step-by-step plan of We Refuse the Rent Increase!

As part of the Housing Action Days #had2023 of the European Action Coalition, Woonoproer Haarlem draws attention to the failing housing policy. In the Netherlands, politicians pretend to solve the housing crisis, but in practice “social” policy often fails.

March 26 is International Housing Day. On this day we organize a LIVING PARTY at Plein 40-45 in Amsterdam. With music, speakers and actions. Note in your calendar! HOUSES FOR PEOPLE, NOT FOR PROFIT A HOME FOR EVERYONE