Help keep Hackney building – have your say on a new generation of Council homes

Hackney residents are being asked to help shape ambitions for hundreds of new Council homes as part of Council plans to expand its award-winning social housing drive and deliver the new housing the borough needs.

Input from local people will be used to help shape how and where the Council will focus its efforts as part of a new programme that could deliver hundreds of genuinely affordable new homes across the borough, ensuring these are brought forward to benefit and with support from the local community.

This new programme of Council homes will be delivered directly by the Council through its in-house, cross-subsidy model, which has seen Hackney lead the way in building much-needed homes on Council-owned land without working with private developers.

These will add to the more than 1,500 homes started or completed by the Council since May 2018 – despite the challenges caused by Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and the continued absence of government funding. More than half the homes the Council builds are for genuinely affordable Council social rent, shared ownership or Hackney Living Rent. 

The Council’s building plans have been boosted by £17.5m of Mayor of London funding, with proposals to use this to build an initial 100 social rent homes approved by the Council’s Cabinet last night (28 February).

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Since launching our innovative, not-for-profit Council housebuilding approach in 2011 we’ve led the way in delivering high-quality Council housing in Hackney – a model we’re now seeing followed by councils across London.

Despite the continued lack of government funding, Hackney is building hundreds of genuinely affordable homes that are making a huge difference to the lives of local families.

But we’re not ready to stop there. We’re committed to delivering the new generation of Council homes our borough desperately needs, and your input will help keep Hackney building and ensure that local people are the first to benefit.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Help keep Hackney building

To have your say and help keep Hackney building, visit: keephackneybuilding.commonplace.is