As our campaign to Save the Cundy Street Estate showed, the shortage of genuinely affordable homes is holding communities back. Too many families are being forced to leave their support network because there are not enough genuinely affordable homes locally.
The numbers of homeless families with children and vulnerable single people approaching their local Borough for support in a moment of crisis shows the scale of the crisis. Despite the shortage of available homes for temporary accommodation and the spiralling costs for local councils, the numbers in temporary accommodation (TA) in England have nearly doubled to 96,060 households, 59,160 of whom are from London.

We need housing to be recognised as a human right and an investment programme that works with communities to provide safe, secure homes for the most vulnerable in society, and urgent action to help rough sleepers.

After over a decade of austerity and cuts to social security, the number of Londoners struggling as risen dramatically. Huge numbers of people were left vulnerable to a cost of living increase, which has now arrived thanks to the Conservative government.

Inflation of the price of basic essentials is hurting, with 1 in 4 households in Westminster – that’s 31,000 households – struggling to cope with increased prices for food, basic clothes, or school supplies. Energy bills are skyrocketing, with energy bills projected to rise over £4200 yearly – something that would put between 75% and 90% of the country into fuel poverty.

Rents in London are also rising rapidly, already showing the largest yearly rise in over 20 years.

We urgently need action from the government and the adoption of Labour’s plan to keep energy bills low

Research from Transparency International has shown that there is at least £1.5billion worth of property owned by Russian individuals accused of corruption or with links to the Kremlin in the UK. At the same time we have a housing crisis in London.
Too many homes in London are treated as assets for hiding dirty money. Many of these homes stand empty, hurting local businesses and communities. 2,189 UK companies registered are involved in money laundering and corruption cases involving over £82bn in funds.

We need MPs to end corruption in property investment and make sure the Economic Crime Bill gives local authorities real powers to take action

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