In response to the Mayor’s announcement that Haringey have been awarded £62,858,000 from his Building Council Homes for Londoners Programme, to deliver 848 council homes, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said:
“This is great news. With too many local families priced out of the housing market and stuck in temporary accommodation, it has always been of the utmost priority that we get to grips with the housing crisis as a matter of urgency.
“The Government have sat on their hands when it comes to council homebuilding, which fell flat during the 1990s.
“However, we now have an opportunity with this funding to kickstart an ambitious new building programme and provide the next generation of homes for social rent that our community desperately needs.
”This could be boosted further if the Government provides the extra £2 billion of funding needed per year to cover the full-scale of the demand for all types of genuinely affordable housing in London”.