HOUSING campaigners will host a day of action today to raise renters’ concerns.

Acorn represents tenants across Brighton and Hove, but says some have been told to pay full rent despite facing money worries.

With some losing their jobs or getting cuts in their pay, the group says waivers and rent cuts are vital.

Meanwhile the group has also called for an end to evictions for six months as the fallout of the economic chaos passes.

Acorn’s Brighton branch secretary Leila Erin-Jenkins said: “Not enough is being done to support people during this crisis.

“We are calling on landlords in the city to stop trying to profit from this pandemic.

Many people have lost their jobs so all this will do is burden them with rent debt leading to eviction and homelessness.

“We are all worried about this virus, Brighton landlords shouldn’t be making their tenants worry about losing their homes too.”

Acorn has called for an end to “no fault” evictions under the Housing Act, rights for lodgers, and a waiver on any unpaid rent during the crisis.

The group will stage social distance protests across the city today.

To find out more visit acorntheunion.org.uk.