A housing committee report discovered the whole of accomplished affordable properties is effectively beneath ranges within the previous decade.
Labour’s Tom Copley, the committee’s chair, stated: “There is room for the Mayor to go further.”
The variety of households on ready lists has barely modified since 2016. Mr Khan has had £4.82 billion in authorities grants to fund 116,000 subsidised properties by 2022, of which 41,704 have been began.
Final 12 months work started on 14,544 affordable properties, simply getting into the 14,000 to 19,000 goal vary. London wants about 43,000 new affordable properties a 12 months.
The smallest quantity since 2016 have been in Richmond upon Thames (153), Kingston upon Thames (262), Sutton (281) and Merton (364).
Essentially the most have been in Tower Hamlets (3,671), Ealing (3,196) and Newham (2,698). Mr Copley stated it was “promising” to see a pointy enhance within the variety of properties for social hire — the most cost effective housing — being began since 2016, however blamed the Authorities for imposing situations on its grants. Solely 1 / 4 of the affordable properties began final 12 months have been for social hire.
Westminster council’s Tory chief Nickie Aiken informed the London Actual Property Discussion board: “We need diverse communities, not just enclaves for the super-rich and ghettos for the poor.” She proposed greater than 22,000 new properties by 2040, with a minimum of 35 per cent being affordable.