Assembly questions GLA and social landlords on London’s housing needs

The London Assembly is to publicly question the GLA and housing association representatives about supplying enough ‘affordable’ housing over the next four years.

Changes to funding and policy could affect the ability to provide sufficient housing to meet London’s needs, including building bigger family-size homes and tackling overcrowding to get more people off the ever-growing waiting list.

So the Assembly’s Planning & Housing committee tomorrow (Tues) is questioning the GLA’s Head of Housing, Alan Benson, and the G15 group of London’s largest social landlords chair and Peabody Trust chief executive Steve Howlett.

The aim is to find out what is being done to keep the supply of affordable housing going beyond 2012 when current budgets run out.

The public meeting starts at 10am at City Hall, near Tower Bridge, the second hearing in the committee’s review of London’s affordable housing.

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