Assembly Housing Committee responds to the Mayor’s draft Housing

08 December 2017

“The London Assembly Housing Committee welcomes a number of proposals in the draft Housing Strategy which take on board our recommendations for engaging small builders, supporting offsite manufactured housing, investing in housing for older and disabled Londoners and more.

Unfortunately, we have doubts about the Mayor’s ability to deliver what was promised to Londoners.
He estimates we need 43,000 affordable homes a year, yet his grants will part fund fewer than 20,000 affordable homes annually.[1]

The committee is also concerned that most of the homes this draft Housing strategy does deliver will not be ‘genuinely affordable,’ which is what the Mayor promised.

We urge the Mayor to work closely with the boroughs to deliver homes that Londoners need and deserve."


Notes to editors


  1. Based on the £35,000 per unit average grant rate for the 2015-2021 Affordable Homes Programme
  2. Housing Committee Strategy Response
  3. Sian Berry AM, Chair of the Housing Committee, is available for interviews. Please see contact details below. 
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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