Affordable Rent

MQT on 2012-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2012
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Last month I asked if you believe Affordable Rent and social rented housing meet the same housing need (127/2012). You said 'that is the purpose of the Affordable Rent product, as set out in national planning policy'.

Given the ability of the 'Affordable Rent' tenure to more than double the rent of those considered by the Government as being in the same housing need, do you believe the national planning policy is right?


Answer for Affordable Rent

Answer for Affordable Rent

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Affordable Homes Programme provides affordable housing at a range of rents, including at social rent levels, and housing benefit is available to help tenants meet their housing costs.