The two new appointments are part of the Panel’s ongoing commitment to be inclusive of all Londoners.
Anti-Tribalism Movement has been appointed to bring the perspective of race equality in housing. Inclusion London will bring the views of Deaf and Disabled people in housing.
The Anti-Tribalism Movement is very delighted to take part in the London Housing Panel. We represent the lived experiences of low-income and ethnic minority communities in London, and in this role we will amplify their voices and experiences to advise and offer our expertise in working with the GLA on setting the London housing agenda.
Abdirashid Fidow, Operations manager at the Anti-Tribalism Movement
We are delighted to be joining the London Housing Panel as this will give us another platform to work with GLA, the Mayor and other voluntary sector organisations to ensure London housing policy meets the needs of Deaf and Disabled people.
Disabled people in London are forced to spend years in temporary accommodation because of the acute shortage of accessible homes, others live in disrepair, are struggling to pay their rent or navigate inaccessible local authority housing processes. Bad quality housing has an impact on all aspects of our lives, including health and wellbeing. This is why it is important to ensure housing policy meets the needs of London diverse communities. We look forward to working as part of the Panel to push for changes our community desperately needs.
Svetlana Kotova, Director of Campaigns and Justice at Inclusion London
The London Housing Panel is currently joint funded by the Mayor of London and Trust for London until March 2025. It is made up of organisations from across London, each bringing a different perspective to discussions around housing policy with the GLA.