Build 200,000 new homes a year by 2020 and a fair deal for private renters

Housing Survey Results

Our housing survey results show that many families in Dulwich and West Norwood are facing crippling housing costs as house prices and rents spiral out of control.

It means that many of the key workers London relies on teachers, nurses, paramedics, plumbers cannot afford to live in our city.

Thanks to Tory Mayor Boris Johnson, many so-called ‘affordable’ homes are beyond the reach even of residents who earn good incomes.

Labour will tackle the housing crisis. We will build 200,000 new homes a year by 2020 to address the shortage.

Read more about Helen's work on local housing issues here


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  • commented 2015-04-27 13:13:33 +0100
    Stopping excessive rent increases and extending tenancies would definitely be an improvement. Although I feel the whole system needs to change with renting being seen as a valid, acceptable choice not just a stop-gap before becoming a hallowed ‘Homeowner’.
    With house prices as they are and social housing stock being sold off or becoming too expensive (£800pm for a 1 bed housing association flat in SW2) private renters are on in increase* and cannot move anywhere more affordable except out of London!
    Mystique Holloway (DC Resists-Dorchester Court Tenants Group)
    • Department of Communities and local government (BBC News)
  • commented 2015-04-25 16:56:45 +0100
    I am interested to know what your view is on the dispute with the local council over their intention to re-develop Cressington Gardens. I am totally in favour of the alternative scheme to rennovate the exisitng housing. This would be a key issue in terms of my continuing as as a lifelong Labour voter.
    Peter Lindley