London Tower Survivors Are Being Forced to Compete for New Homes. British prime minister Teresa May said on Wednesday that the tenants management organization responsible for the Grenfell Estate, where a violent tower fire killed at least 8. June, will be stripped of their responsibilities. Why Turns out theyve done a terrible job managing the aftermath of that disaster. In fact, it sounds like the past two months have been an absolute nightmare for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower. Adobe Photoshop Cs4 Design Premium Serial Number. Earlier this week, the Kensington council thats been overseeing the tenants management organization drew ire when it announced that survivors would have to bid against each other in order to secure new housing. This method would effectively force the former Grenfell Tower residents to compete with each other for the best accommodations. This, after over 1. The Independent explains how the bidding process will work The Kensington council are using a ranking system that allows certain residents priority, including those who lost family in the fire or have a disability. Families with children will also receive higher priority status than those without. Survivors in the same eligibility band who bid for the same property will be given priority based on how long they had lived in Grenfell Tower. The council also made clear that properties will only be viewed by one household at a time. While some aspects of the prioritization seem fair, residents and lawmakers argue that the whole process forces survivors into yet another stressful situation, after many of them either lost family members or watched their neighbors die. Residents also told The Independent that some survivors, especially the elderly, dont understand how the process works or how theyre supposed to submit their bids. And again, the very idea that multiple survivors could be competing with each other for a particular housing option is just bad and wrong, they say. What were expecting is for the council to know how many properties they have, categorise those, and get survivors to view them, one woman who escaped the Grenfell Tower fire told the paper. The bidding process is too strenuous and time consuming. Its causing unrest between the survivors. An alternative thats been suggested is for the council to simply assign new accommodations. That way, the survivors could get new homes more quickly and without the stress of competing with their neighbors. The Kensington council, meanwhile, claims that the bidding process is the fairest and quickest method. Then again, according to the prime minister, the Kensington council has been doing a dreadful job handling everything in the wake of the deadly blaze. Why should residents trust them nowThe important thing, everyone agrees, is to help the survivors find new homes as quickly as possible. Some of them might even end up in luxury condominiums, if they manage to do well during the bidding process. Subscribe and SAVE, give a gift subscription or get help with an existing subscription by clicking the links below each cover image. Not everyone loves this idea, by the way. Now that the Kensington councils tenant management organization is on the way, however, who knows if any of this will change. At least it sounds like things couldnt get any worse. Lets just hope they get better. The Guardian, The Independent. Preface to the Revised Edition The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage has guided thousands of Times journalists in our quest to produce clear and powerful prose.