It’s time for some #HomeTruths

Pic: Ella Milburn

London’s housing crisis has been at tipping point for too long. The 2016 mayoral election was even dubbed a “referendum on housing”. But nearly two years on, why are there still so few genuinely affordable homes being built?

This week, EastLondonLines assesses the full extent of the problem across the EastLondonLines boroughs: Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Croydon and Lewisham. We will look at the story behind the statistics, finding out why the homes that our boroughs need are not being built, how developers avoid meeting affordability targets, and what can be done to solve the issue.

Tune in for the next three days and follow our #HomeTruths hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

DAY ONE: How many affordable homes have been lost?

DAY TWO: How are the developers getting away with it?

DAY THREE: The hope

By Emma Snaith, Ella Milburn and Jamie Macwhirter

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