Residents managing council housing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0843
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What are you doing to support resident-led initiatives in London which encourage residents in local authority owned homes to have a major role in managing their own homes?

Answer

Answer for Residents managing council housing

Answer for Residents managing council housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Government's 2012 'Right to Manage' and 2013 'Right to Transfer' regulations made it easier for tenants to have a major role in the management of their own homes. They are supported by the Government's Tenant Empowerment Programme Funding - funding that the GLA has supported when groups have discussed their plans with us.

The regulatory framework for social housing providers also includes a 'Tenant Involvement and Empowerment' standard that specifies that social landlords should support their tenants to develop and implement opportunities for involvement and empowerment, including supporting them to exercise their right to manage.