Housing in London

News from Len Duvall: Mayor delivers affordable home starts in Greenwich and Lewisham

10 May 2019

In response to the Mayor’s announcement that 394 affordable homes were started by City Hall in Greenwich and 303 in Lewisham during 2018/2019, local London Assembly Member, Len Duvall 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 community.          

 

“For too long, local people have been left to grapple with a growing housing crisis in Greenwich and Lewisham.  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”.

Notes to editors

 

  • Data showing affordable housing starts delivered by the Mayor of London during 2018/2019 can be found here;
  • Len Duvall AM is the London Assembly Member for Greenwich and Lewisham