Heather Kennedy holds the BA in English and sociology, University of Leeds. She set up the private renters’ rights campaign group, Digs, in 2012. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire of 2017, Digs joined the newly formed Renters Power Project coalition.
By Heather Kennedy, Red Pepper
Our national obsession with home ownership is absolute. It’s so entrenched that we accept, without question, that those who own their home should enjoy a greater access to democracy. But in a property-owning democracy, what happens to the rest of us not lucky enough to own our home? In the wake of the entirely preventable fire at Grenfell Tower, this question demands an answer.