Housing Committee

What the Housing Committee does

Current Investigations

Temporary accommodation in the era of welfare reform

The Committee is looking at the link between welfare reform and the rise in demand for temporary accommodation.

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Social housing and resident engagement after Grenfell

The Committee investigated how social housing residents are involved in the management of their homes across London. The investigation explored different ways residents living can affect decisions about the management of their homes, including repairs, estate improvements and budgets. The result was a report entitled Hearing Resident Voices In Social Housing.

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Housing Associations Q&A

Recent work

Housing Associations Q&A, 4 October 2018

The Housing Committee held a Q&A session with chief executives from four of London’s largest housing associations, which are by far the biggest developers of affordable London homes. They are not democratically accountable, though they do receive the lion’s share of mayoral funding. 

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Council Delivery Vehicles, 4 September 2018

Many borough councils in London are setting up housing companies to build new homes in their boroughs. The meeting enabled the Committee to consider the opportunities and risks surrounding these new companies, the contribution they might make to meeting London’s housing needs and how the Mayor can help.

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Protecting London's property guardians

Recent actions

In the news

  • Tenants' fears routinely ignored - The Times

  • Rogue property boss living high life in Bali while owing thousands he put up in derelict buildings in the UK -The Sun

  • Thousands forced to be property guardians to avert homelessness - The Guardian

  • Housing Committee Chair Sian Berry AM on Grenfell Tower fire, one month on- BBC Newsnight

Committee meetings

Browse meetings and agendas for this committee and to check out further information relating to the committee, including terms of reference

Contact the Housing Committee

If you have a media enquiry about the Housing Committee, please contact:

Communications Officer: Funmi Olutoye, [email protected], 020 7084 2713 

If you have a general query about this Committee and its work please contact:

Scrutiny Managers: Lorraine Ford (Mon, Tue and Wed), [email protected], 020 7983 4394 and Sarah Young (Wed, Thur, Fri), [email protected], 020 7084 2606

Committee Officer: Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

If you have a query about the Mayor of London's housing work, please contact 020 7983 4000.