Response: London Housing Commission
By: Pete Jefferys Published: October 2015
Shelter welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)'s London Housing Commission, in advance of the 2016 London Mayoral elections.
- Response: London Housing Commission (PDF 375.0 KB)
London needs more decent, secure and affordable homes. The capital's population is growing by nearly 100,000 a year and the Mayor's own assessment says that 62,000 new homes per year will be required to meet London's growing need and address its backlog within a decade. In recent years, we failed to build even half that number, part of a long term trend of under-supply. Even worse, too few of the homes we do build are actually affordable to Londoners, instead many are snapped up by speculators who push up the price for everyone else.