Key Worker Affordable Housing

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Krupesh Hirani Krupesh Hirani Labour

Which councils have so far committed to adopting your recently launched key worker list as part of their affordable housing allocations policy?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

My key worker list is intended to help local authorities give key workers priority access to intermediate housing – and to do that in a way that’s consistent and transparent.

Local authorities might use my list by incorporating it into any intermediate housing allocations policy. As the GLA isn’t a statutory consultee for the former, I won’t necessarily be aware of councils using the list in this way. Local Planning Authorities may also incorporate the list into their local plan affordable housing policies. And forthcoming London Plan Guidance concerning the provision of affordable housing will reinforce my expectations regarding the allocation of affordable housing including intermediate homes.

More broadly, it is a condition of GLA funding for developing intermediate homes that providers have an equitable and targeted allocation process.