G15 reaction to GLA grant rates announcement
- 20 June 2018
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is offering increased grant rates to housing associations willing to build more affordable homes.
Housing associations will be offered £70,000 for each new home started for London Affordable Rent or below, up from the existing level of £60,000.
The increased rates are available for additional starts through to March 2022 over and above existing GLA allocations.
Paul Hackett, chair of the G15 and chief executive of Optivo, said:
The G15 has started over 11,000 new homes in the capital and South East over the past year.
The GLA’s official statistics show 12,526 genuinely affordable homes were started in London in the year to March 2018.
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