Social exclusion

MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In April, Grania Long, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, raised concerns that "some areas of the capital are becoming the exclusive preserve of the wealthy elite or that people on lower incomes are simply unable to afford to live in the places where they work" as a result of high private sector rents and local housing allowance reform. What are you doing to tackle these two specific threats to London's mixed communities?


Answer for Social exclusion

Answer for Social exclusion

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My revised Housing Strategy makes a commitment to double house-building, to deliver 42,000 new homes a year, every year, for the next twenty years. These new homes, to be built all across the capital, will include affordable homes to buy and to rent, as well as purpose-built homes for private rent. They will add to the existing stock of affordable housing, which accounts for a third of homes in inner London.