Churchill Gardens
Churchill Gardens

Westminster Labour Councillors work with hundreds of families each year who are trying to navigate their way through bidding for a new home through the Housing Options Service or who are being placed in temporary accommodation. As well as building the homes we need here in Westminster, there is more that a Labour Council could do to help. This includes:

  • Provide long-term residents of Westminster more bidding points in the bidding system;
  • Give the children of tenants more opportunities to stay in Westminster with a revised family quota;
  • Create a stronger local lettings policy for Estate Regeneration and local infill schemes, including for those in long-term temporary accommodation that gets demolished;
  • Ensure a proper grieving period for families forced to move after the death of the tenant;
  • Invest in buying a significant number of new properties, particularly in Westminster, for use as temporary accommodation;
  • End the targets for private sector discharge for homeless families and provide more support to stay in or near Westminster for those with children in local schools;
  • Ensure people who have long-standing connections to Westminster can stay on the housing waiting list even if they are moved into a private rented home.
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