Can the Mayor turn around an affordable homes deficit?

04 December 2017

London needs around 43,000 affordable homes a year, but we only built 7,000 last year.

Most affordable homes are currently built by housing associations, but they rely heavily on grants and market cross-subsidy, so how much worse will things get when there’s a downturn?  And how can we be sure we’re building the right homes, when providers only have to decide whether to sell or let, once they’re built?

Nearly two years into his term, the Assembly Housing Committee will look at the Mayor’s record so far on delivering affordable housing, and how he plans to work with housing associations and councils to meet his target of 90,000 affordable homes by 2021.

The guests are:

  • David Montague, Chief Executive, L&Q
  • Clare Norton, Chair, g320 and Chief Executive of Peter Bedford Housing Association
  • David Lunts, Executive Director, Housing and Land, GLA

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 05 December from 10 am in The Chamber (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA).


Media and members of the public are invited to attend

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Notes to editors


  1. Full agenda
  2. Sian Berry AM, Chair of the Housing Committee, is available for interviews.  See contact details below.
  3. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.


For media enquiries, please contact Sonia Labboun on 020 7983 5769.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.

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