My book, There’s No Place: The American Housing Crisis and what it means for the UK, will be published in June. Here’s what some people are saying about it:
“Glyn Robbins knows what he’s talking about. If words are weapons, this will be just the ammunition we need to fight for an end to homelessness.” Ken Loach
“I don’t know of any text that takes on as many of the key housing challenges in a single volume. It’s also unusual because it’s grounded by clearly voiced views of local housing activists.” Professor Larry Vale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“This is a gripping and thoroughly accessible read: an essential tool for everyone concerned with the housing crisis – what needs to be done and what activists are doing to campaign for secure, affordable housing for all.” Professor Marjorie Mayo, Goldsmiths, University of London
“Glyn Robbins brings a sharp and sympathetic eye to contemporary US struggles to Save Our Homes in the face of privatisation, deregulation and cuts. Readers will find much to resonate and reflect on as global capital tightens its death grip on our communities.” Michael Kane, Executive Director, National Alliance of HUD Tenants
The book comes at a critical moment for the future of housing in the US and UK. The election of Donald Trump makes a property developer “the most powerful man in the world”. For Americans with low-incomes, the limited help to keep a home they can afford is at risk. In the UK, the pending general election finds housing at a crossroads between a revival of non-market housing or letting the market rip.
There’s No Place tells the story of resistance and struggle at local level through the voices of those fighting to save their homes. Each chapter covers a different aspect of the trans-Atlantic housing crisis based on detailed field research and interviews in Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, New Orleans, Atlanta and Washington DC.
If you’d like to pre-order a copy, please contact me via this blog, Twitter, Facebook or email redroofpublishing1@gmail. com
Price is £10 ($12), plus post and packaging. All proceeds after costs will go to US and UK housing campaigns.
(Please get in touch if you’d like to organise a meeting, lecture or event around the themes of the book.)