Housing Strategy

Have your say – tackling London's housing crisis

The Mayor has launched his Draft London Housing Strategy. It sets out his plans to tackle the capital’s housing crisis and to provide all Londoners with a decent and affordable home.

The housing crisis is the greatest challenge facing London today, and tackling it is one of the Mayor’s biggest priorities.

It’s an issue that affects all Londoners and we want to know what you think about the Mayor’s plans.   

Why is there a housing crisis?

In recent decades, London has excelled at creating jobs and opportunities. But at the same time, we have failed to build the homes we need.

Now a generation of Londoners cannot afford their rent and many are forced to live in overcrowded or unsuitable conditions. For many in this generation, home ownership is a distant dream.

What does this Strategy do?

The aim of this Strategy is to address the housing shortage through an intensive use of London’s available land, focusing on more genuinely affordable housing and providing help now for people feeling the effects of the housing crisis - from private renters to rough sleepers.

This Strategy has five key areas:

  • Building more homes for Londoners
  • Delivering genuinely affordable homes
  • High quality homes and inclusive neighbourhoods
  • A fairer deal for private renters and leaseholders
  • Tackling homelessness and helping rough sleepers

Read the Executive Summary

Have your say

We want to hear from Londoners and organisations - what you think, what you're already doing, how you can help, and what the Mayor could do to achieve even more. This consultation runs until 7 December 2017.

If you're an individual

If you're an organisation

  1. Complete our form (it's your chance to share your views and ideas)

    If you would like to send a response by post please request the freepost address at: [email protected]
  2. If you can, please also review our integrated impact assessment. We would welcome your views on the impacts that have been identified and whether you feel anything is missing. 
  3. Attend a workshop

    We will run two workshops at City Hall in October during this consultation. Registration for these events has now closed. 

What's next after this consultation?

This consultation closes on 7 December 2017. The Housing Strategy will be published in 2018, following consideration of the responses received to this consultation.