West London Affordable Housing Group
The West London Affordable Housing Group is a forum for local authorities and housing association lead development officers. The group also implements and monitors the West London Action plan with specific reference to the delivery of affordable housing, and distributes nominations for externally funded programmes between the seven boroughs.
Other useful links:
Sub Regional Lettings protocol 2004 (London-wide)
Sub regional nominations
The GLA (which now incorporates the London arm of the Homes and Communities Agency, which was formerly the Housing Corporation) allocates funding for new social and intermediate housing on a sub regional basis, and requires the nominations to the resulting new homes to be shared between the boroughs on a basis that reflects housing need whilst recognising the input from, and future impact on, the host borough.
The West London boroughs agreed a formula to share nomination rights to new social housing, as required by the GLA. The existing formula is currently under review.
The current West London formula provides that 50% of nominations to qualifying new social rented homes go to the host borough (including a premium of up to 25% for the developing housing association) with the remaining 50% of nominatons shared between the boroughs on the basis of housing need.
The formula also provides that there should be a cap on the total number of nominations any one borough has to put into the sub regional pot, equal to 20% of the boroughs qualifying development programme or 100 units, whichever is the least.
Contact details for queries on nomination rights:
Last updated: 01 May 2013