Housing Committee

Latest report:

The Housing Committee has published a report investigating the temporary accommodation crisis in London.

You can read the report here.

Watch the story of a young mum's life in temporary accommodation below.

The state of affordable home building 2017/2018

Affordable housing completions 17/18

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.

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 Association Q&A

Housing Associations Q&A, 4 October 2018

The Housing Committee quizzed chief executives from four of London’s largest housing associations about a wide range of issues, from fire safety to maintenance.  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. In the clip from the meeting, above, David Montague, Chief Executive of London’s biggest housing association, L&Q, talks about investment in their homes and how they manage maintenance programmes. 

Watch the webcast or search the transcript for more answers on how affordable their rents are, fire safety, publishing fire risk assessments and how accountable they are.

Protecting London's property guardians

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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: Jonathan Baker, [email protected]

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