Better homes

We are campaigning for a Better Lambeth: better jobs, better schools, better homes and better streets.

Lambeth is committed to tackling the housing crisis in the borough by maximising the number of new affordable homes to make sure residents aren’t priced out of the housing market.

Better homes: improving housing

Background

Providing more and better homes for Lambeth residents is one of the council’s key priorities.

The lack of affordable housing is one of the biggest issues facing our residents; across London as a whole, there is a growing housing crisis. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) London’s average house price in 2015 was £472,000 – 13.5 times London’s average annual wage.

What we’re doing

We’ve invested more than £490m in council homes in recent years, providing new bathrooms and kitchens for council tenants and making their homes warm, dry and safe. That work is now delivering real results for our residents, with more than 21,000 homes already brought up to the Lambeth Housing Standard. This was developed in 2012 after residents told us what works they felt were a priority for their homes and surrounding environment.

We are building 1000 new homes at council level rent, delivering the first new council homes for a generation, with a target of ensuring that at least 40 per cent of the homes on all housing developments are affordable.

Work with us

We want our residents to get involved, be it feedback on a consultation, joining a tenants and residents’ association or signing up for our newsletters.

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