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    Together we can stand up for our communities!

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    ACORN members work on the issues that matter to low and moderate income families in their communities, homes, and workplaces

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Living Rent is a mass-membership organisation of low- and middle-income people, fighting together to win concrete improvements to our daily lives and to put political and economic power back where it belongs – in the hands of ordinary people. In short, we are a union.

We believe in the collective power of people to come together to fight for their rights and to ensure that everyone has decent and affordable housing. In any town or city, we build the union from scratch, by people working, taking action, and winning together.

We’ve stopped evictions, won tens of thousands of pounds worth in repairs and compensations from landlords and letting agents as well as major improvements in the law. By building community power and challenging landlords collectively, we not only win for our members but we also fight for a housing and a political system that puts people before profit. We are not affiliated to any political party, but recognise the importance of influencing parties and politicians and holding them to account.

Existing local branches hold regular meetings (see here) and we are looking to set up branches across Scotland. If you’re interested in getting involved, get in touch!


  • Upcoming events

    PARTICK ACTION PLANNING!! PHA 7% Rent Hike? What a Joke!

    When: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 06:30 PM
    Where: Committee Room 2, Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Partick Branch members who rent from PHA are raging at their 7% rent hike. Now its time for them to organise ACTION! Members have been building support for their collective demands all month, and now they want you to come and join them in planning direct action to make PHA sit up and listen. So whether you're a PHA tenant, or want to stand in solidarity with them - come along and get involved in the fun of organising action!

    If you are a PHA tenant and haven't already signed the demands, you can do that here: 

    Who's attending

    Leith Walk Weekly Stall

    When: Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 01:00 PM
    Where: Outside Majestic Wine Warehouse 200 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5EQ in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Leith Weekly Street Stall, every Saturday 1 - 3pm at outside Majestic Wine Warehouse 

    Each week we have stalls so we  an speak to people about issues we are facing and how we can solve them together in our union. Whether this is damp in our homes, high cost of housing, short term lets, a new development or a vision for Leith by the people, for the people! 

    Volunteer at the stall: organising conversations is how we build a powerful union. Come on down to let people know they can join their union to win real changes in Scotland! 

    Come say hi! If you have an issue or want to know more about Living Rent and how you can get involved come and have a chat!