Key worker housing on public land via Homes for Londoners

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-07-20
Session date: 
July 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2417
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

According to a recent report from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, over half of London's emergency service workers now live outside London. Will you encourage Homes for Londoners to act as an intermediary to secure, commission or build homes specifically for rent to emergency service workers?

Answer

Answer for Key worker housing on public land via Homes for Londoners

Answer for Key worker housing on public land via Homes for Londoners

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I want to build more homes that Londoners on low and middle incomes can afford to rent, including for those who work in the emergency services.

My team will be discussing our plans with the emergency services, for instance by discussing with the NHS whether a proportion of homes on NHS land can be reserved for health service workers.