Damp Housing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4956
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A constituent has contacted me about damp housing. With recent energy bill increases, many will be forced to switch off their heating this winter. Under-heating causes damp - for many vulnerable Londoners, black walls, respiratory health problems and disintegrating homes have become a daily reality and this creates health inequalities. While programmes like ECO are beginning to improve energy efficiency, they are failing to tackle the problem of damp, and in some cases exacerbate it as they seal old buildings without installing the necessary ventilation. Given your responsibility for housing, what investment will you make to ensure homes are healthy and dry as well as energy efficient?

Answer

Answer for Damp Housing

Answer for Damp Housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The draft London Housing Strategy sets out how I will allocate around £145 million in 2015/16 to help 9,500 homes meet the decent Homes Standard, on top of the £695 million already invested in 2012-15 to bring 45,000 homes up to the Decent Homes Standard. This investment will significantly improve the living conditions of these households, including tackling damp conditions