G15 joins London Assembly discussion on housing challenges in capital
At the beginning of March, G15 members joined London Assembly members, local councillors, and partners from across the industry at a roundtable at City Hall to discuss housing challenges in the capital.
G15 Chair and Chief Executive of Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, Geeta Nanda OBE, said:
“G15 members continue to be the largest providers of new affordable homes and remain committed to tackling the housing crisis in partnership with the Mayor and local councils.
“However, not-for-profit housing associations are facing huge challenges in housing delivery, such as from rising construction costs, and addressing building safety issues. Providers are also investing more than ever before in the existing homes we provide.
“The roundtable was a really important conversation about how we can work together, and with government, to deliver the affordable homes Londoners need.
“It is essential that the government continues to support the building of much-needed genuinely affordable homes in London, and across the country.”
London Assembly Labour’s Housing spokesperson, Sem Moema AM, said:
“In the wake of economic decisions by the government, building affordable homes in the capital is now a near impossible task for providers.
“While City Hall is making positive progress, the reality is that London is chronically underfunded by the government.
“Spiralling construction costs, workforce shortages and the Levelling Up Strategy leaving the capital out in the cold will only make the situation worse.
“I was delighted to bring key players together to discuss how we can deliver the level of affordable homes needed, so more people make London their long-term home.”
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