A group of leading housing associations has pledged to form a ‘united front’ with London’s councils to build more affordable homes. The G15 group has pledged to include collaboration on land acquisition, using faster methods of construction, investing in existing homes to improve the condition of housing, and making the case to Government for a higher rate of grant funding per home. Paul Hackett, chair of the G15 and chief executive of Optivo, said: ‘Too many Londoners are in the grip of a housing crisis that thwarts ambition, creates homelessness, forces overcrowding, and prices out many people who call London home. ‘Everyone recognises that solving this crisis can’t be left to traditional builders alone. For the first time in many years, councils’ ambitions to build more homes can become a reality and we stand side-by-side with them in our desire to deliver genuinely affordable homes. ‘Both councils and housing associations … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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