Inclusion London's response to Mayor’s revised London housing strategy consultation

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Inclusion London's response to Mayor’s revised London housing strategy consultation

Inclusion London response to Mayor’s revised London housing strategy consultation

26/03/2012

Inclusion London responded to the Mayors revised London housing strategy consultation. The consultation closed on 6 March.

Inclusion London recommended that the Mayor use his powers to ensure the housing needs of minority groups such as disabled people are provided for. We raised the concern that the Mayor’s definition of ‘affordable’ rents as 65% of market rate together with the housing benefit cap is likely to result in a traumatic clearance of disabled people from central London.

Other issues raised in the response include:

  • Concern that local Council’s now able to use private rental accommodation to discharge ‘homeless duty’ as does not offer security of tenure and limits on rental increase needed. Also private rented accommodation more likely to be poor quality and less likely to be accessible.
  • Supported10% in increase wheelchair accessible housing as aminimum increase as 12,517 wheelchair user households have an unmet need.
  • Support inclusive design and Lifetime homes and neighbourhoods.
  • Oppose any link between employment and priority status for social housing.

Inclusion London’s full response can be downloaded below.

More information about the revised housing strategy can be found at: www.london.gov.uk/publication

Inclusion London response Download Inclusion London response-Revised London Housing Strategy consultation March 2012