Hounslow's 5,000 homes pledge
Tue 12 March 2019, 3:10 pm
Hounslow Council has pledged to secure 5,000 new homes, with 60% for social rent, by 2022. These plans intend to reduce the number of families currently on the councilís housing waiting list for a permanent home.
The pledge to secure 3,000 homes for social rent and 2,000 for shared ownership will not only help tackle homelessness within the borough, but also help first time buyers get a foothold on the property ladder.
The council will deliver up to 1,000 of the new homes through its own housebuilding programmes, funded through the Housing Revenue Account and supported by the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Hounslow will work in partnership with housing associations, other public bodies, private developers and landowners to secure the remainder.
Councillor Steve Curran, leader of Hounslow Council, said: “We are delighted to be given the green light for our ambitious pledge to secure 5,000 new homes by 2022.
"We have no doubt about the pressing and diverse housing needs of our residents and the scale of the challenges involved, but we are committed to respond to those challenges for the benefit of our residents and communities.”