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Homes for Londoners: Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21

Mayor Sadiq Khan has secured over £3bn government funds to help start building at least 90,000 affordable homes by 2021. This will help Londoners who would otherwise struggle to rent or buy. It’s part of Homes for Londoners, the Mayor’s work to tackle London’s housing crisis.

Funding guidance

The Mayor published his Homes for Londoners: Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21 funding guidance in November 2016. This guide will help housing associations, community groups, London Boroughs and private developers to build new affordable homes in London. It explains how to get funding from the Mayor and any rules that apply. 

The types of affordable homes the Mayor is funding include:

  • London Affordable Rent - for people on low incomes
  • London Living Rent - helping Londoners on average incomes save for a deposit to buy their first home
  • London Shared Ownership - for people who want to buy but can't afford the open market

The Mayor's long-term aim is for half of all new homes to be affordable. We expect most of the homes in this programme to be built by partners who are meeting or exceeding this target.

To find out more, download the funding guidance.

The GLA published its assumed total development costs for the programme on 20 December 2016. 

The GLA published updated FAQs on 9 May 2017.  If you’ve any further questions, please email: [email protected].

On 13 April 2017, the GLA published its Approved Provider contract for the Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21.

For Investment Partner Registration for the programme, please go here:


GLA Open Project System

If you wish to bid, you will need to do so through our new Open Project System (GLA-OPS).

If you haven’t yet registered on GLA-OPS, you need to complete an online registration form.  GLA-OPS user guidance and a help video were published on 23 January 2017.  You can register and learn more about the GLA-OPS here.

You can log on to GLA-OPS here.


Bidding for the Homes for Londoners: Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21 closed on 13 April 2017. The GLA will publish its funding allocations in due course.