Demand for housing in Harrow is increasing, particularly as the changes to welfare benefits affect people who live both in affordable housing (renting from the council or a housing association) and private rented housing.
While there is a firm commitment by the Labour London Mayoral as well as Brent and Harrow London Assembly candidates to build more affordable homes, not sure about the Tory candidates except that Harrow East MP Bob Blackman has joined a group of campaigners in voicing his opposition to plans for 318 new homes on the former post office site in College Road, Harrow.
“The political game he is playing with his chums in Government will at the very least delay the supply of these much needed homes” said Cllr Glen Hearnden, Housing Portfolio Holder.
“To stop the building of affordable housing is criminal given the housing crisis affecting many of our residents” he added.
Shelter has organised a petition for more affordable homes and it can be signed here