Response: GLA - Mobility for London's social tenants

By: Rachael Orr  Published: January 2011


Shelter welcomes the opportunity to comment on the GLA consultation on mobility for London’s social tenants.

Summary

Shelter does not believe that a pan-London mobility scheme as proposed in this consultation is the fairest way of allocating London’s scarce supply of social rented housing. As of 1st April 2010, there were 183,410 households in the reasonable preference category on housing waiting lists in London, waiting for a social home. The chronic lack of supply of social housing results in rationing and Shelter believes that any system of rationing must be based on need.

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