We can improve your housing arrangements and reduce the risk of eviction or mortgage repossession, helping you to retain your house or clear rent arrears. We can assist you to apply for council housing and Homeswap, help you complain about anti-social behaviour or petition your landlord to carry out repairs. We take into account your needs, challenges and aspirations and work with you to reach a positive conclusion. We support people to overcome the challenges they face, make informed decisions and move towards a more stable and secure future. We are creating communities that are ready, knowledgeable and able to identify and overcome barriers.

I have been threatened with eviction

We provide appointments with a housing advisor every week to support people who have been threatened with eviction.

To get an appointment please contact us at info@community-links.org or on 020 7473 2270, or visit us at 105 Barking Road, London, E16 4HQ

I need help filling out a housing form

If you need assistance with filling out a form related to an online Housing Registration; Housing Benefit; Council Tax Reduction;  please come along to our drop in Form Filling Session, held on Tuesday mornings, doors are open from 8.00am to 9:00am at 105 Barking Road.

I am in rent arrears

We can offer appointments for people struggling with rent arrears. We can help to restructure or write off debt and negotiate affordable payment arrangements.

Contact us at info@community-links.org or on 020 7473 2270, or visit us at 105 Barking Road, London, E16 4HQ, for an appointment.

If you are a member of ARHAG or live in a property owned by Newham Council, we provide outreach advice support to help clients with rent arrears or with other debt to avoid eviction. Please contact your rent officer for an appointment.

I need to get my deposit back

We work with a corporate lawyers to offer a free drop-in evening law surgery twice per week. The team offer legal advice on areas of consumer, private housing and employment law. No appointments are necessary but as we rely on volunteers, sometimes you may not be seen and have to return on another day. The sessions run on:

Mondays at 4pm, Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove, Stratford, London, E15 1HP

Wednesdays at 4pm, 105 Barking Road, Canning Town, E16 4HQ

For either session registration starts at 4 o’clock. Please note that we work on a ‘first come, first served’ basis