Housing Committee

What the Housing Committee does

Current Investigations

Social housing following Grenfell

The Committee is investigating how social housing residents are involved in the management of their homes across London. The investigation will seek to understand the range of different ways in which residents living in social housing can affect decisions about the management of their homes, including day to day repairs, estate improvements and budgets. The Committee will engage with local authorities, housing associations and residents during the course of this investigation. Find out more

Council Delivery VehiclesPublic Meeting - Tuesday 4 September

Borough councils have been considering new ways to deliver more homes for Londoners of all kinds and all different tenures and looking for funding from a range of sources. Many councils in London are setting up housing companies, which are wholly owned by the council, to build new homes in their boroughs. This meeting will enable 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. Watch the upcoming meeting

Housing Associations Q&A - Public meeting - Thursday 4 October

The Housing Committee will hold a Q and A session with chief executives from four of London’s largest housing associations. Housing associations 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. Committee members will use this meeting to examine the pros and cons of housing associations’ new roles and their housing record. Find out more

Protecting London's property guardians

Recent work

  • Commissioned research into the growing phenomenon of property guardians in London and recommended ways to help protect property guardians.
  • Looked into the issue of hidden homelessness in the capital.
  • Compiled a report on TfL land and how it can be better utilised to deliver more homes in London. 

You can watch previous Housing Committee webcasts here.

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 - Media
Funmi Olutoye
[email protected]
020 7084 2713 

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

Scrutiny Managers (job share) - 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.