London - rent city?

09 February 2015

This meeting took place on 10 February 2015. Read the transcript here.

With house prices soaring above wage levels, is London destined to become a city of renters?

Is shared ownership the answer? If so, does it work for low income groups? Or do shared owners get trapped, and unable to sell on?

What about other models of affordable home ownership – should the Mayor look at community ownership as well?

The London Assembly will tomorrow hear evidence on the Mayor’s affordable housing programme from the following guests:

Alex Hilton, Director, Generation Rent

Kush Rawal, Marketing Director, Thames Valley Housing Association

Stephen Hill, Trustee, National Community Land Trust Network

Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director - Programme, Policy and Services, Greater London Authority

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 10 February from 10:00am in Committee Room 5, City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes for editors:

The agenda and committee papers are available here.

Darren Johnson AM, Chair of the Housing Committee is available for interview. See contact details below.

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 Ash Singleton 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.