London, like many other cities, faces tough challenges in meeting the housing needs of its population. Everyone should have access to a suitable place to live, supply should meet demand.
Social renters should be protected from unaffordable rents, private renters should get a fair deal and high standards. There should be new genuinely affordable housing, so that ordinary people have the choice to buy a home. No one should sleep on the street – we must ensure we help those that don’t have a home at all.
Help to shape the London Housing Strategy by taking part in the survey and discussions below.
The Mayor has proposed that the Prime Minister appoint a Commissioner for Social Housing Residents.
How big a problem do you think rough sleeping is in London? Has it been getting better or worse?
What do you think the main problems are with living in a private rental property?
Affordability of housing is a major issue in London. Why do you think this is? Who does it affect?
Suggestion to ensure that all new homes worth up to £350,000 are available to Londoners first, ahead of overseas buyers.
Where should new homes be built to maximise the benefits for Londoners?
Gardens are important for London as they provide drainage, habitat and keep the city cool.