Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ken Livingstone fails to deliver on promises

London boroughs are failing to build enough affordable housing - Shelter

Mayor Ken Livingstone has said that half of all new London homes must be affordable, with the majority of these being social rented homes, but only a handful of the 33 London councils are meeting their targets. Figures highlighted by Shelter show that in the last three years just five London councils have ensured 50% or more of new housing in their area has been affordable, with some councils providing as little as 12%.

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  • The whole concept of affordable housing in London has become a joke because you would need to build over 100% affordable housing to meet the demand for it. People have the impression that London is full of stinking rich people but most Londoners haven’t got two ha’pennies to rub together.
    One of the reasons so few affordable units are being built is because they need to be about twice as big as the other rabbit hutches to qualify for the subsidy, because the people in most housing need (i.e. no job) have large families. And all the decent council houses were sold off ages ago to raise money for the Treasury. What a mess.

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