What are we doing about it?

What are we doing about it?

We’re delivering 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets. These genuinely affordable homes will include properties big enough for families. One in ten will be wheelchair accessible.

But we can’t tackle this crisis alone.

That’s why we’re also working with our housing association partners to help them build even more affordable homes for our residents.

We’re making it clear to private developers that when they build in Tower Hamlets, between 35% and 50% of the new homes in each development should be genuinely affordable.

We also make it a condition that if they want to build here, they need to pay for GP surgeries, roads and other vital infrastructure to support existing residents and those making a new home here.