New data revealed by the Labour Party shows that the average rent in Ealing now consumes fifty six percent of the average income and that homelessness has doubled since 2010.
The Tories have caused a housing crisis in London that is making life difficult for hard working Londoners and is exacerbating the cost of living crisis in the capital. House building is at the lowest level since 1924, London rents are rising at ten percent a year, home ownership is falling and the Tory Mayor of London is missing his own targets for building new affordable homes.
With rents rising and housing building at a record low across the capital, Ealing Labour pledges bold action locally with the building of 500 affordable homes if re-elected.
New figures released today from the House of Commons Library show that 1,120 affordable homes were built in Ealing since 2010. The figures show that on average, Labour-run Councils in London have built almost twice as many affordable homes as Conservative run Councils and five times as many as Liberal Democrat Councils.
Labour’s new plans are in response to the growing housing crisis across London, with building levels at their lowest levels since 1920s and rents rising by 10% a year.
The housing crisis is the biggest challenge facing London today. With the Government in denial, it’s Labour councils that are taking action to deal with the crisis. London desperately needs more homes - not just to deal with soaring rents and overcrowding, but to create much needed jobs in the construction industry.
Ealing Labour’s commitment to building more housing shows our commitment to tackling the housing crisis head on.