first_imgI know the difference that having a council home can make because it’s a big part of the story of my life. Sadiq Khan: Here’s my plan to build housing Londoners can actually afford As well as building the right sort of homes, we need to make sure Londoners are at the heart of everything we do. Sadiq KhanSadiq Khan is Mayor of London whatsapp I’ll continue to lobby the government, but it’s vital that developers and homebuilders don’t lose sight of their social responsibilities, and redouble their efforts to make council, social rented and genuinely affordable housing their priority – with the needs of real Londoners at the forefront of their plans every step of the way. Share Tuesday 8 October 2019 11:16 am Read more: Rory Stewart quits Tories to run for London mayor Opinion This isn’t going to be just another talking shop. The housing industry must earn Londoners’ trust, and that will only come through talking to them about what they need from homebuilding – and actually listening. Councils, housing associations, and the wider sector will sit alongside community representatives on every panel. The needs of Londoners, and the focus on delivering council and other genuinely affordable homes, will be at the heart of all the discussions. I’m determined to get London building homes that Londoners can actually afford, rather than luxury apartments that too often remain empty. We’ve introduced rules that tenants must be balloted if there are plans to regenerate their estates. Tags: Sadiq Khan More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com We have achieved a huge amount since I became mayor of London, but ministers must urgently give us more powers and funding to build the genuinely affordable homes Londoners desperately need. Ultimately, if we are to fix this housing crisis for good, we need the Government to play its part too. I am proud that we started building more council homes last year than in any year since 1985, and more social rented homes than in any year since City Hall took on its housing powers. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. My parents were fortunate enough to be able to raise me and my siblings in a fantastic family-sized council home, building up close relationships in the community over the years. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost Fun Far too often, residents and community groups have been ignored.I want to change that across the board, which is why I’m putting community and voluntary groups at the heart of my inaugural Homes for Londoners conference today. Read more: Sadiq Khan fires warning shot over Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit ‘neutrality’last_img

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