News from Leonie Cooper: Mayor delivers 1078 affordable home starts in Wandsworth
10 May 2019
In response to the Mayor’s announcement that 1078 affordable homes were started by City Hall in Wandsworth during 2018/2019, local London Assembly Member, Leonie Cooper AM, said:
“It is hugely positive to see that the Mayor has put the wheels in motion to deliver over a thousand desperately needed affordable homes in our borough.
“For too long, local people have been left to grapple with a growing housing crisis in Wandsworth. 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;
Leonie Cooper AM is the London Assembly Member for Merton & Wandsworth