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Sick tenants confront social landlords at awards show

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For 14 years, Fatima has been living in social housing that she says is killing her. So when her landlord was nominated for a social housing award, she went to confront them.

[Watch the previous episode in this series here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EHn8aspBRU]

The Affordable Housing Awards were established to highlight the good work being done in the social housing sector.

But the event was called off last year after the death of Awaab Ishak - a two-year-old boy whose Rochdale Council flat exposed him to “extreme” mould.

But the awards are back. And so are the social housing tenants who say now is not the time to celebrate.

Because tens of thousands of social tenants are living with damp and mould and one-in-ten social homes fail to meet the government’s decent home standard.

More social houses are sold off and demolished each year than new ones are built. There's an acute shortage of housing that’s deepening Britain’s ongoing rent crisis and leaving vulnerable tenants like Fatima with nowhere to go.

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Reporter - Milena Dambelli
Camera - Matthew Lucas
Editor - Alice Wagstaffe
Executive Producer - Kieron Bryan

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