London faces an acute housing crisis. The need for solutions is intensifying, but the debate on how to tackle these challenges is becoming increasingly polarised. Ahead of the 2020 Mayoral election, the Capital Homes project will seek to revitalise the debate and build consensus around principles for intervention and sustainable solutions.
Centre for London will hold a series of roundtable events with stakeholders from key groups in this space, including house builders, academics, campaign groups and policy-makers. These roundtable discussions will cover some of London’s most significant housing challenges.
This roundtable will explore issues of tenure and affordability. Discussion points will include:
- The mix of housing that we need to deliver in London and the role that different forms of tenure can play in improving supply and affordability.
- How renters can be supported from staircase to home ownership.
- Improving standards and security in the private rented sector and the role of Build to Rent.
- Current affordable housing options and the types of affordable tenure we should aim to produce.
- The varied affordability needs of different Londoners and how policy can address these needs.
- Collaborative and pan-London arrangements to maximise affordable housing delivery.
Alongside these roundtables, we will also conduct secondary research to inform a series of four discussion papers on these topics. Ultimately, these findings will help to inform the Centre for London’s housing manifesto, which will provide policy recommendations for the mayoral candidates ahead of the 2020 election.
We will publish the research findings on an ongoing basis from June 2019, with our full housing manifesto due for publication in Autumn 2019.
This private event, chaired by Richard Brown, Research Director of Centre for London, will bring together experts, politicians, business, government and community leaders.
This event is invite-only. If you would like to register your interest to attend please email [email protected].