“I became a board member of Brixton Green because I know from first hand the impact of awful housing on families. I’m so excited about this development. It offers hope to countless families in Brixton who are facing potential homelessness, being torn from their neighbours, schools, friends and families because they’ve been priced out of their own community.
It’s so endemic in Brixton (and across London), that most of us know of distressed families living in terrible cramped homes, sharing bedrooms with their grown children or worried that they are one ‘rent-rise’ away from eviction.
The effects on my children was catastrophic – on their social development, their mental and physical well-being and their academic progress. I feel so strongly that families need family-sized homes at family-friendly rents and I hope that this project will the first of many across London and the South East.”