Building for Lewisham
We are building new social homes across the borough for families on our housing waiting list and residents in need of specialist accommodation.
Why we are doing this
Like the rest of London, Lewisham is facing a housing crisis and there is a severe shortage of social housing. We have over 10,000 families on our housing waiting list and more than 2,700 families are stuck in temporary accommodation. Building new social homes is vital for tackling the housing crisis and providing families with safe and secures homes.
Where we are building new homes
You can see the status of our Building for Lewisham schemes on the interactive map below. Please note that when we refer to numbers of homes, these relate to the number of social homes only.
How we're doing this
We are diversifying the methods we use to deliver these new homes. Following the success of the award-winning PLACE/Ladywell scheme, we are also working on innovative pre-manufactured approaches to develop high-quality housing which can be built quickly and effectively.
Working with a number of partners to deliver different types of social housing, our aim is to meet a range of needs across the borough. These include:
- building homes which cater to the needs of older people who want to remain independent in a home of their own
- providing specialist housing for people with learning disabilities
- building accommodation for Lewisham’s homeless households
We’re working with our housing company Lewisham Homes to build these new homes. We also work in partnership with housing associations that want to build new social homes at lifetime tenancies. In addition, we pro-actively seek opportunities in the market on an ongoing basis. These include our acquisitions of existing or planned properties.