Posted: 23 Jun 2020 by Populo Living
We are delighted to announce we will be called Populo Living from 23rd June.
Populo is taken from the Borough of Newham’s motto “Progress with the People”, based on East Ham’s historic Latin motto "Progressio cum Populo".
It recognises our remit to make Newham home for everyone - building high quality, genuinely affordable housing, as well as private developments. For more information on our name change, download our PDF booklet here.
We’re central to Newham Council’s Housing Delivery Plan introduced by the Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz. This is designed to tackle the borough’s serious housing shortage, with 27,000 people on the waiting list and 5,200 households in temporary accommodation:
We were set up in 2014, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Newham Council. Newham is now investing £1.5bn in our affordable housing projects. This is underpinned by a £107.5m grant in 2018 from the London Mayor’s Building Council Homes for Londoners programme.