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November 4, 2019

Housing delivery is not meeting Londoner’s needs, with its massive under-delivery of social-rented and affordable rent homes. Despite overall targets not being met, there was still an over-delivery of market homes. This briefing analyses data from the 2019 Annual Monitoring Report of the London Plan.

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November 4, 2019

This is the full agenda and booking details for our upcoming Annual Conference, which will be held on Saturday 23rd November at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church.

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October 31, 2019

On 14th August 2018, the Government published its Social Housing Green Paper for “fundamental reform to ensure social homes provide an essential, safe, well managed service for all those who need it.” This is the response we gave to the consultation.

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October 21, 2019

Intermediate housing is a below-market tenure targeted at households with incomes as high as £90,000 in London. This briefing provides evidence that suggests there is a policy push at the London-wide and borough level to channel public resources toward intermediate housing at the expense of households on growing waiting lists…

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October 21, 2019

London has lost 287,384 social rented homes through the Right to Buy, since its introduction in 1980. 26,332 of these have been lost since 2005/06. This briefing breaks down which boroughs these homes were sold in. We note that Right to Buy sales are dropping in London, presumably due to…

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October 15, 2019

Had all the boroughs hit their London Plan targets between 2005 and 2017 we would now have an additional 53,375 social and affordable rent homes across the capital. This briefing crunches the numbers to breakdown borough by borough the shortfall in delivery of social and affordable rent homes over this…

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October 2, 2019

Lifelong social housing tenant and Regional Delegate for London Tenants Federation, Pat Turnbull, speaks up for social housing as “the best way of providing good housing for a very large section of people”. She also explains the importance of neighbours sticking together and forming Tenants and Residents Associations. Pat…

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September 11, 2019

Between 2004 and 2018, fifteen London councils lost more social housing (homes for social or ‘affordable’ rent) than was built in their boroughs. That is to say they made a negative net contribution to the capital’s social housing stock. Which are the worst offenders? Welcome to the league table that…

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July 4, 2019

Less than 5,000 new homes either for social or 'affordable' rent were built in London in 2016-17. Yet the Mayor's latest assessment of housing need shows that more than 40,000 new homes are needed per year in London if we are to address London's backlog of unmet need as well…

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Further resources

There are many groups and organisations doing important work to support social housing, tenants and leaseholders in London. For further information and resources, check out some of the following:

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