The Barnet Labour Group will soon be publishing their Housing Commission report and launching it at a public event at 5pm on Monday 25 January at the Clayton Crown Hotel, Cricklewood Broadway with Guest Speaker Andrew Dismore AM.
The Labour Group established the Housing Commission to investigate best practice solutions to the housing crisis, in particular how to increase the supply of affordable homes for rent and home ownership in the Borough, and how to improve standards in the private rented sector.
The Housing Commission, Chaired by Nicky Gavron AM, Chair of the London Assembly Planning Committee, began its work just over a year ago and has taken evidence from independent housing experts, elected representatives, other London Boroughs and members of the public at seven public evidence sessions held in venues across the borough. The Commission has also gathered evidence from individual interviews and visits to other London Boroughs and organisations.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the launch event. If you would like to attend the Housing Commission report launch event on 25 January you can reserve a place online by RSVPing here.
Labour Group Housing Spokesperson and Joint Vice-Chair of the Commission, Cllr Ross Houston said: "I would like to thank Nicky, our Commissioners and all the witnesses and members of the public who gave evidence, for giving up their time to work with us to find solutions to the housing crisis.
"Our report will showcase some of the best practice in housing taking place at the moment, and we will be using these examples and ideas to show how more affordable housing could be provided in the Borough."
London Assembly list candidate and Joint Vice-Chair of the Housing Commission, Cllr Alison Moore said: "The lack of affordable housing has moved up from the 3rd highest concern to the 2nd highest concern in the most recent residents' perception survey, yet Barnet council consistently fail to meet affordable housing targets. The supply of affordable housing and decent housing standards are something the council must urgently get to grips with. Our report highlights how other London Boroughs are coming up with solutions to tackle these issues."
Full details of the Labour Group Housing Commission can be found here: http://www.barnetlabour.org.uk/housing_commission
To sign-up to attend the launch event on Monday 25 January go to: http://www.barnetlabour.org.uk/housing_commission_report_launch_event
-----------------------------For further details please contact:
Cllr Ross Houston: firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568