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July 5, 2019

This briefing sets out our analysis of the London Mayor’s London Living Rents. The analysis shows that that this ‘affordable housing’ product is in fact unaffordable to the vast majority of households with net equivalised median incomes or below.

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July 5, 2019

Between February and April 2019, the National Housing Federation (NHF) held a consultation on their draft four-point plan, ‘Together with Tenants’, to, as they put it, “build a collaborative, balanced relationship between housing associations and their tenants and residents.” This document summarises our response.

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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…

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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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June 25, 2019

Rent restructuring was introduced in 2002 aimed at ‘convergence’ of social rents – aligning rents of council and housing association tenants within 10 years. Has this been achieved and what has been the outcome for tenants? This briefing provides the facts.

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June 1, 2019

Meet Lynn, Chair of Poynders Gardens Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) in Clapham.

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June 1, 2019

Meet Lola and Omari, tenants on the Godwin & Crowndale TMC Board, and learn how tenants there took control when things were going wrong.

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April 16, 2019

In April 2019 we responded to the Affordable Housing Commission’s draft report, ‘Defining and measuring housing affordability – an alternative approach’.  This is our response to the proposals for a new measure of affordability relating housing costs to household incomes.

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February 28, 2019

Read our report on our 2018 joint conference with the National Federation of TMOs and the London Federation of Housing Co-ops. Presentations and workshops centred around the Government’s Social Housing Green Paper and how to ensure it works for tenants.

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December 16, 2018

Until 2019, there was a very restrictive limit to what councils in the UK could borrow in order to build new social and affordable housing (the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap). To get around this restriction, many councils established partnerships with the private sector, including by establishing separate wholly owned…

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