The London Tenants Guide to ‘Genuinely Affordable Housing’

Published on July 4, 2019

Published on July 4, 2019

The draft new London Plan says 50% of all new homes should be ‘genuinely affordable’, but up to 70% of these could be intermediate tenures such as shared ownership homes for households who are not on the waiting list for social housing. According to the Mayor’s latest assessment of housing need, 78% of the backlog of unmet need for new housing in London is for homes for social rent, whilst just 2% is for intermediate tenures. To prevent confusion, we’ve developed this handy guide to ‘Genuinely Affordable Housing’.

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