Our previous housing strategy was centred on three themes:
- Place, the role housing plays in making Lambeth a great place to live, work and visit
- Property, the importance of good quality homes in Lambeth
- People, the role housing plays in improving the lives of those that live in it.
There have been many successes in delivering these aims over the last 4 years, but the fundamental issues remain the same.
The essential challenge for housing in Lambeth now is the very high cost of renting or buying a home - we simply can’t provide homes that are affordable to everyone that would like to live here.
There are competing priorities and conflicting demands. For example do we build fewer homes at lower rents or more homes that are affordable to fewer people? Who should be prioritised for housing support?