News from Jennette Arnold: Affordable homes announcement

10 May 2019

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News release

10.05.2019

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In response to the Mayor’s announcement that 567 affordable homes were started by City Hall in Hackney during 2018/2019, local London Assembly MemberJennette Arnold OBE AM, said:

 

“It is hugely positive to see that the Mayor has put the wheels in motion to deliver hundreds of desperately needed affordable homes in our borough.          

 

“For too long, local people have been left to grapple with a growing housing crisis in Hackney. However, this announcement shows that City Hall is demonstrating the level of ambition needed to help the thousands of Londoners stuck on housing waiting lists and in the limbo of temporary accommodation.

“Even more could be done if the Government supported City Hall to meet housing demand across the capital by quadrupling the funding it currently pledges in this area and devolving more powers to the Mayor”.

 

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Notes to editors

Notes

 

Data showing affordable housing starts delivered by the Mayor of London during 2018/2019 can be found here;

Jennette Arnold OBE AM is the London Assembly Member for the North East (covering Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest).