Europe Grenfell fire casts harsh light on London's dwindling low-income housing

The tragedy at Grenfell has shone a spotlight on London's housing policy and raised questions over who benefits from the city’s real-estate boom – and who falls through the cracks.

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It was just after 1 a.m. when Tomassina Hessel heard the knock on her door. Wake up, shouted a neighbor. “The tower is on fire!”