Everyone deserves a safe, decent, genuinely affordable place to call home.
Since 2010, Islington’s Labour-run Council has been focused on tackling the Tory housing crisis by building new genuinely affordable and social homes for local people, as well as investing hundreds of million pounds into improving our current council homes.
In 2018, Islington Labour’s manifesto committed to delivering 550 new council homes. And despite the pandemic, we hit our target. Now we want to go further.
We will build 750 new council homes as part of a commitment to deliver 1550 new genuinely affordable homes for local people in our borough.
Islington Labour will also invest an extra £10 million every year retrofitting our current council homes to make them more energy efficient. New boilers, insulation and double glazing will cut carbon emissions and cut energy bills. Tackling the Tory housing crisis, the rising cost of living and the climate emergency.
And then, last night Islington’s Labour-run Council agreed further investment into improving our estates. The Thriving Neighbourhoods Programme is a three-year, £10 million scheme to deliver better communal areas, improve playgrounds and provide more recycling facilities. Making Islington’s housing estates better places to live.
A house isn’t just a place where we sleep. It is a home, a community and a life.
A vote for Islington Labour on Thursday 5th May is a vote for more homes, warmer homes and better homes for local people.
Read more about our plans here.