Housing associations ‘are not democratically accountable’ according to the London Assembly. They are going to be grilled by the London Assembly and residents are invited to ask questions – see below
Housing associations are by far the biggest developers of affordable London homes. They build large numbers of market homes for rent and sale. However, they are not democratically accountable.
The largest London housing associations (sometimes called the G15) are vital partners to the Mayor if he is to come even close to delivering his housing targets. In recent years, many housing associations have merged to form much bigger organisations.
The Housing Committee will hold a question and answer session with chief executives from four of London’s largest housing associations on Tuesday 4 October.
Committee members will use this meeting to examine the pros and cons of housing associations. We shall be asking associations about the needs they are now serving, the ways they are now raising and spending money, and how they are considering what these changes mean for their residents.
What would you like to ask the heads of housing associations?
You can let us know, by emailing a suggested question area to the Housing Committee at HousingCommittee@london.gov.uk along with a few lines of explanation.
Some suggested question areas:
- Do housing associations solve problems quickly enough?
- Are tenants properly involved in the running of housing associations?
- What are the main issues residents face when dealing with their housing association?
- How have the services residents receive changed in recent years?
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You can watch the meeting live here and you are welcome to attend.