From Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs

Every week at my advice surgery I see the human cost of the housing crisis with overcrowded families in unsuitable accommodation.

We use the term housing crisis and it really is a crisis. The government holds back what we can do as a local authority for residents who are crying out for faster progress.

Our dysfunctional housing market does not protect our most vulnerable residents, who face the high housing costs of an inner London borough. With a population that’s growing fast, adding 15 new residents a day in Tower Hamlets, keeping up with demand is an ongoing challenge.

Read more in my article on Left Food Forward about what we’re doing locally, and why we urgently need the government to step up too.

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