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Housing Committee

The Housing Committee scrutinises the Mayor’s role and record in delivering the private, social and affordable homes London needs.

Recent work

  • Commissioned research into the growing phenomenon of property guardians in London and recommended ways to help protect property guardians.
  • Looked into 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.

Current Investigations

  • Examining the Mayor’s draft housing strategy

The committee questioned the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development about the new draft housing strategy at its November meeting. We also heard from experts, industry voices and residents about their thoughts on the strategy. The committee will publish its response to the strategy shortly. Read the transcript and find further details on the meeting see here.


  • Scrutinising the Mayor’s housing delivery record

The committee will use its December 2017 slot to scrutinise the Mayor’s delivery of affordable housing in London and ask how the GLA will deliver ambitious housing targets. For more information about this meeting see here.


  • Investigating social housing governance

In response to issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire, the Housing Committee will begin a broad piece of work looking at social housing governance in London, and the involvement of tenants. This will begin in February/March 2018.

Protecting London's property guardians

Hidden homelessness in London - Corey's story of resilience

Hidden homelessness in London - the LGBT community

Hidden homelessness in London - Theresa a PHD student

Committee meetings

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

Latest publications

Committee members

Contact the Housing Committee

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

External Communications Officer

Lisa Lam
l[email protected] 
020 7983 4067

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

Scrutiny Manager - Lorraine Ford, [email protected], 020 7983 4394

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.