There is a housing crisis in Wandsworth. This affects young people looking for a place to rent, families who need an extra bedroom and anyone who hopes to buy a home in the borough (as I said in this speech to Wandsworth council last October).
The answer is to increase the supply of affordable homes – for sale and for rent. So why is Wandsworth council deliberately throwing away the chance of 4,000 new affordable homes for local people?
SPEECH TO WANDSWORTH COUNCIL: OCTOBER 2011
(Begins at 11mins 50secs in the video – full text below)
I would like to sketch out some of the personal effects of the housing crisis in Wandsworth today.
I hope to emphasise that whether you own a home, are in social housing or rent privately, we are all in this together – whatever our situation we can all feel anxious about the roof over our head. Continue reading
Speech to Wandsworth council, October 19, 2011 (begins at 11 minutes 50 seconds into the debate)