The state of affordable home building 2017/2018
The London Assembly Housing Committee has published the Affordable Housing Monitor monitor which looks at how many affordable homes are being built each year.
This year's monitor has found:
- The Mayor has received £4.82bn from the UK Government to deliver 116,000 affordable home starts by March 2022.
- Less than 5,500 homes were completed in the year 2017/2018
- The Mayor's support and funding to tackle rough sleeping has seen some success, with a drop in the number of people sleeping rough.
To read the monitor in full click the button below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Published a new annual report called the Affordable Housing Monitor to analyse the Mayor's affordable housing delivery
- Published a report on responding on resident engagement post-Grenfell - Hearing Resident Voices In Social Housing
- Commissioned research into the growing phenomenon of property guardians
- Explored 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.
- Wrote a response to the Mayor's draft Housing Strategy - 7 December 2017
- Published a report on Hidden Homeless in London - 27 September 2017
- Examined the potential for house building on public land - 21 June 2017
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
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:
Committee Officer: Jonathan Baker, [email protected]
If you have a query about the Mayor of London's housing work, please contact 020 7983 4000.