60 second overview
The cost of housing is a key driver of poverty in the capital. Many Londoners do not have access to genuinely affordable housing which is also of good quality and offers stability. Providing such homes is essential, as is addressing the persistent, and linked, problem of homelessness.
We are working with some fantastic organisations, who are seeking to solve some of these problems, which we have divided into four categories:
- Private Rented Sector
- Promoting Tenant Voice
- Increasing Affordability
We also give an example of a project which we are funding – the Citizens UK Campaign – and an Initiative we are leading in partnership with the Mayor of London, the London Housing Panel.
There are many other groups we are funding to tackle London’s housing issues, and much more that still needs to be done. If you are an organisation which works on these issues, and are interested in applying for funding, visit our funding page for guidance.
The Trust does not provide funding or support directly to individuals. For answers to common questions about our funding, please read our Funding FAQs.
And to see data about housing in London, look at our London’s Poverty Profile.
Housing: What we’re doing
“We are becoming a sector of housing experts”: How problems with housing cut across other social issues people are facing
Citizens UK’s Housing Initiative – the story so far
Award nomination for Trust for London funded project
Neighbourhood planning: the London experience
Average London rents
Child poverty and housing tenure
Evictions by borough
Homelessness acceptances over time
Homelessness prevention/relief destinations
Housing tenure over time
Income inequality and housing costs
New housing completions
Overall Benefit Cap
Poverty and housing tenure
Poverty over time
Rents and affordability
Repossessions and evictions
Social vs Affordable Housing
Temporary accommodation by borough
Temporary accommodation over time
Beyond Box-Ticking: Assessing Local Plan policy impacts on equality and inclusion
London - Planning for a Just City?
Trust for London's response to private rented sector evictions consultation
A Roof, Not A Home - the housing experiences of Black and minoritised women survivors of gender-based violence in London
From our Twitter
Did you know that as well as grants we also make social investments to orgs tackling #poverty & #inequality ? Use @GoodFinanceUK 's simple tool below to see whether it could be for you & apply to us if you can deliver useful social outcomes to Londoners http://bit.ly/2LdDCll https://twitter.com/GoodFinanceUK/status/1220369857658662912 …26 Jan 2020
In case you missed it, last week @resfoundation released their working hours report funded by us & finding: Londoners work one-and-three quarters hours longer than rest of the UK Women in Inner London are much less likely to work part-time Read more http://bit.ly/2G9AzYu pic.twitter.com/T1lFVFhJPN25 Jan 2020
Our grantee @CreativeSoc is offering an unique opp for those looking to make a career in the #creative sector #ArtsJobs Join them at this drop-in session funded by us on Tues 25 Feb, #Islington Town Hall to chat with others working in the field & gain advice, details below https://twitter.com/heebs_got_it/status/1220658924027891712 …24 Jan 2020
New @TBIJ research shows planned rise in housing benefit rates will make only a fraction more homes affordable as 1000s of households face shortfalls. And in Central London the proposed increase stands to make no difference at all. Great investigation from @cboutaud & @MaeveMCC https://twitter.com/TBIJ/status/1220651003646824448 …24 Jan 2020
#JobAlert ! Our grantee @Centre70 is looking for a Housing Caseworker to join their team to provide vital #housing advice in #Lambeth & elsewhere, promote awareness of people’s legal rights, & support volunteers Deadline to apply is 10 Feb, details below #JobOpportunity https://twitter.com/Centre70/status/1220384402368344065 …24 Jan 2020