EDM 145: Homes in London

I have signed the 'Homes in London' EDM.

That this House believes London is facing a chronic shortage of genuinely affordable and social housing; expresses concern that the Government's proposals to force councils to sell off large numbers of their homes, allow the sale of housing association properties through right-to-buy before replacement homes are built, and lower the welfare cap to £23,000 in London will make this crisis worse; further believes that the result will be the social cleansing of London; and calls on the Government to rethink plans to force councils to sell off homes, intended in part to subsidise right-to-buy discounts, and instead to prioritise the building of the homes Londoners need, including for social rent and for first time buyers and to make a commitment that no housing association or council homes be sold under right-to-buy until new like-for-like homes for social rent have been built in the same numbers and in the same local authority area.

Link: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2015-16/145

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Kate Osamor MP

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