Mayor of London Boris Johnson insists that he will meet his pledge to deliver 50,000 new affordable homes in London by 2012, despite the recent tough economic environment.
The Mayor said that 38,840 new affordable homes had been completed so far during his first mayoral term, with many more new build homes nearing completion.
However, the mayor’s new homes statistics have been challenged by opponents representing ex-London mayor Ken Livingston, who insist that the Labour politician, renowned for encouraging the construction of new and affordable homes in London, is responsible for a significant percentage of the new homes in question.
Mayor Johnson launched a website earlier today to help people seeking to apply for a affordable homes in London to buy or rent. The website enables Londoners to search for new homes in London and calculate the monthly cost of buying or renting an affordable home in the capital.
During a new housing site visit Mayor Johnson told the press: "The capital is a fantastic city to live in, but for those on lower or middle incomes, getting on to the housing ladder can be extremely tough. So it is excellent news that we are closing in on delivering this target of 50,000 new affordable homes."