Estate Renewal: making the case for London

As the Housing Bill moves through Parliament, the Heseltine Estate Regeneration Panel gears up and the mayoral election looms, 60 of London's most experienced housing providers have come together to agree the most serious obstacles to estate renewal in the capital, and the best ways to overcome them. Through January and February, … [Read more...]

Price of private sector housing continues to climb

It’s been just over six months since the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published our report Changes to Affordable Housing in London and Implications for Delivery. In that time, there have been many developments that continue to shape the city’s housing landscape. It’s early days to gauge the ‘concrete’ impacts of recent housing initiatives by the … [Read more...]

New report ‘The Affordable Rent Model in London: Delivery, Viability, Potential’

Central government’s new model for funding affordable housing (the ‘Affordable Rent Model’ or ARM) is working in London, but faces serious problems that threaten its future viability. That’s the conclusion of the first major ARM research project, launched today by Future of London, the capital’s independent network for housing and regeneration … [Read more...]

Launch event of our ARM report

With the support of the Oak Foundation, Future of London has undertaken a significant piece of research on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model as a means of building new affordable housing in London.  This research is now complete, and next week we are pleased to be launching the final report: 'The Affordable Rent Model in London: … [Read more...]

Future perspectives on affordable housing: ARM beyond 2015?

Since January, Future of London has been undertaking a major research project on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model for delivering affordable housing in London. Building on earlier sessions, our third and final research seminar on 30 April looked forward to an affordable housing programme post-2015. Drawing from data from the … [Read more...]

Acute housing need continues to rise

In March 2013, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published 'Changes to Affordable Housing in London and Implications for Delivery', a report written by Future of London. As part of its review of the London housing market, the report quantified acute need as a significant challenge. Since publication, updated statistics have become available that … [Read more...]

Delivering affordability, affording deliverability? Housing providers ask tough questions on ARM

Future of London hosted a research seminar on 9 April 2013, as part of our on-going research on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model (ARM) for delivering affordable housing in London. This event was both an opportunity to stay informed on early findings and to contribute to the research. Research lead Andrew Heywood began by … [Read more...]

New research project on the Affordable Rent Model

With the support of Oak Foundation, Future of London is undertaking a new research project on the Affordable Rent Model. Our objective is to research, evaluate and make policy recommendations regarding the use and viability of the ARM as a means of building new affordable housing in London. Specific research themes will include: Assessing … [Read more...]

New ways to pay

Bitty, scrappy, messy and non-strategic. That is the way that housing and regeneration in London will be funded (if at all) in the coming years. That was the conclusion of the contributors and audience today at the third in Future of London’s Breakfast Seminar series: New Ways to Pay. Delivery will rely on the different ways a borough can stitch … [Read more...]

Cross party dismay at affordable housing policy

Bagehot, the Economist’s political columnist, wrote a piece last week on the convergence of right and left wing political opinion on that controversial matter of affordable housing policy in London.  Compare Boris’s accusation of ‘Kosovo style cleansing’ with shadow work and pensions minister and Westminster North MP Karen Buck’s declaration that … [Read more...]