London's Poverty Profile has been created by one of the London's largest charitable funders, Trust for London, and the independent think tank, New Policy Institute.
Affordable housing completions
- Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark have all built over 1,300 affordable homes in the three years to April 2013, in contrast to under 250 for Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston, and Redbridge
- Only seven boroughs met their target for affordable home building
- Eleven built less than half of their target
What does this graph show?
The London Plan of 2011 allocated each borough with a 10 year target for the number of homes they should build. Overall, the target is for 320,000 new homes to be built in London over the ten year period 40% of which should be affordable homes. The graph shows how many affordable homes have been built in the three years to 2012/13 in each borough and if they are on track to meet the 10 year target.
Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark have seen the largest number of new affordable homes built in the last three years with over 1,300 affordable homes being built in each. In Lewisham and Lambeth, this represents around 100% of the target for building affordable homes - Southwark it is closer to two thirds of the target.
In some boroughs, such as Havering, Redbridge, Kingston and Kensington and Chelsea, there has been very little building. This is both in absolute terms - fewer than 350 new affordable homes were built in each of those boroughs between 2010 and 2013 - and relative terms. Kensington and Redbridge in particular have built less than 25% of their target for that two year period.
Overall in London there were fewer affordable homes built than the target required - around 23,000 over the three years compared to a target of 43,000. Of those affordable homes built in 2012/13, around two fifths had two bedrooms. A third were larger, with three or more bedrooms. In terms of the type of affordable housing they were: 59% were social rent, 1% were affordable rent (where rents are set at up to 80% of the market value) and 40% were intermediate housing (such as shared ownership).
The number of affordable homes built is a net not gross measure i.e. the number of affordable completions less the number of homes lost.
London Plan Annual Monitoring Report 10, 2012-13
Indicator last updated: 12 November 2014
- Barking and Dagenham
- City of London
- Hammersmith and Fulham
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Kingston upon Thames
- Richmond upon Thames
- Tower Hamlets
- Waltham Forest
- Households accepted as homeless by borough
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- Temporary accommodation by borough
- Length of stay in temporary accommodation
- Mortgage repossessions by borough
- Landlord repossessions by borough
- Rough sleeping in London
- Temporary accommodation by tenure
- Overcrowded households by tenure over time
- House prices by borough
- Changes to Housing Benefit
- London households affected by Housing Benefit changes
- Rental shortfall resulting from Housing Benefit changes
- Housing tenure
- Long term view of tenure and a focus on 2011
- Poverty by tenure
- Private sector housing costs
- Overcrowded households across London
- Households placed in temporary accommodation outside their borough
- Mortgage and landlord possessions over time