Jeremy Corbyn warned that a multi-million pound Shoreditch redevelopment will transform Hackney into Manhattan and lead to mass “social expulsion” from the borough. The Labour leader drew a parallel between New York and the Bishopsgate Goodsyard development, insisting that the predicted £1m price tag for a one bedroom flat will force more and more people […]
Hackney’s residents should be rejoicing according to George Osborne after his pre-election budget, the corner having apparently been turned and plenty of juicy incentives promised. But is this really the case? Here at the Hackney Post, we decided to fact-check some of the Chancellor’s key announcements. How much money comes to a Hackney citizen from the personal […]
By Alice Johnston and Tom Witherow Residents of Hackney Wick have questioned the value of the Olympic legacy as hopes of cheap housing at the Wallis Road development were recently dashed. A councillor has raised concerns that not one of the 121 houses planned will be affordable. The original planning application made no allowance for […]
London’s housing is in crisis and Hackney is the epicentre, writes MP Meg Hillier in a comment piece for the Hackney Post. In my borough more people rent privately than own their property, while the majority rent from a council or housing association. Those who rent privately are spending more than half their wages on […]
Diane Abbott received cheers on Sunday evening when she told a capacity crowd that London’s housing system was “f***ed”. Speaking at a discussion held at the Chats Palace Art Centre in Homerton, the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington was the first to point out her own party’s errors on social housing. “We spent a […]
Gentrification in Hackney is leaving local residents locked out of the housing market, a new report suggests. Savills estate agents found that Hackney was home to four of the five wards with the fastest-growing house prices in London. The £350,000 to £400,000 price bracket has seen rises of up to 30 percent in the borough […]
Hackney Council promised to ensure that council homes met a set standard by 2012, but has achieved this in less than 75 per cent of cases.