Lambeth Council has reached a joint agreement with all ten housing associations operating in the borough, with the ‘memorandum of understanding’ said to be the first of its kind in London.
The council said the Lambeth Housing Partnership agreement aimed to “find more cost-effective and efficient ways of providing housing services, as well as addressing a range of issues including building new homes, tackling homelessness, improving safety on estates and boosting youth opportunities”.
The housing partnership work plan is based on Lambeth’s key priorities which are contained its Borough Plan.
Cllr Paul Gadsby, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This is an exciting new partnership between Lambeth and local housing associations that will provide a platform for us to tackle, with residents, the big housing issues facing our borough.”
The plan will apply to the 26,000 council managed homes and a further 24,000 homes managed by housing associations. The work plan covers 2020 to 2023 with aims, goals, and priorities scheduled for joint attention over the period.
Alongside Lambeth Council, The Guinness Partnership Ltd, The Hyde Group, Network Homes, Optivo, Wandle Housing Association, The Peabody Group, Ekaya Housing Association, London and Quadrant Housing Trust, Notting Hill Genesis, and Metropolitan Thames Valley signed the memorandum.