Affordable Housing

MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Over the course of this year the Mayor has already switched £93 million of funding from delivering affordable housing for those on low incomes to investing in housing for middle-income households. Does the Mayor plan to redistribute any more funding over the course of the 2011/15 programme


Answer for Affordable Housing

Answer for Affordable Housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor I will continue to proactively use headroom from my affordable housing programmes to maximise the delivery of affordable housing in London.

Most recently, the third instalment of my Housing Covenant, Building the Pipeline, utilised some headroom from other affordable housing programmes, combined with additional resources from Government, to fund an additional 6,000 affordable homes. I intend to allocate further funding to this programme in the autumn.

The average household income of Londoners that have previously accessed First Steps is approximately £33,000 per annum.