London - it really is a different world!

July 5th, 2016 in Mark Henderson, Home Group CEO, blog

'1000000 affordable homes for London' written on a pink background

Monday 25th April sees the National Housing Federation’s London Housing Hustings. It should be a great opportunity to see how the various candidates differ on what’s genuinely become the biggest issue in this year’s election race.

The hashtag is #NHFLondonHomes if you can’t make it but want to follow the debate on Twitter.

Even in the most affordable London boroughs homes cost 11 times an average Londoner’s salary. The Federation have done some excellent work on this. They rightly say London needs 100,000 new affordable homes, in order to avert an even deeper housing crisis.  It’s a big number but providers really can deliver. That more than anything else will help tackle the crisis for renters highlighted in a recent Shelter blog post.