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LONDON HOUSING IN DISREPAIR

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London has 300,000 unfit dwellings which will need£990m to repair, according to a report due out tomorrow. ...
London has 300,000 unfit dwellings which will need £990m to repair, according to a report due out tomorrow.

The report of the Lewisham Housing Inquiry into London Housing, one of a series of regional inquiries into housing need organised by the AMA and ADC, also shows that repairs costing £1.5bn are needed for 70% of London's council homes.

The inquiry also that 38,000 households are in temporary accommodation.

Lewisham LBC leader and AMA housing committee chair Margaret Moran said:

'This report is a damning indictment of the government's housing policy even before we knew the scale of this year's cut in housing resources'.

The Case for Housing in London: Report of the Lewisham Housing Inquiry is available from the AMA's publications distribution agency tel 0582 412525 price £8.

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