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    UK charitable foundations, Trust for London and Citizens UK plan to use £700,000 to jointly fund a campaign for more affordable housing in London, over four years.

    Research from Citizens UK showed that six out of the eight biggest developers in London are not meeting the long-term strategic target of 35% affordable housing, as set out by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

    According to Inside Housing, the campaign is set to achieve the following:

    • To increase the amount of affordable housing in the Olympic Park which involves residents in estate regeneration at Broadwater Farm in Tottenham
    • Tackling rogue landlords in the private rented sector
    • Pushing for more affordable housing at the Old Oak Common development site
    • Holding developers to account for the amount of affordable housing they provide
    • Lobbying councils and the government to improve housing for Londoners on low incomes

    Deputy director of Citizens UK, Matthew Bolton, said:

    “London is facing an affordable housing crisis that our local community membership experiences on a daily basis. We are excited to be working with Trust for London to turn that anger and frustration into positive community action.”

    What do you think?

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    May 04, 2017 by Abimbola Duro-David Categories: Housing And Benefits

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