Black people in Haringey may not benefit from plans to build new homes, a report has revealed.So..?
In terms of ethnicity, white shared ownership buyers are over-represented at 71 per cent across two schemes in central and east Haringey compared with their presence in the population at 51 per cent. However black and minority ethnic shared ownership buyers are underrepresented at 29 per cent compared with their presence in the population of 48 per cent.And maybe the reason for that is not the colour of their skin?
The assessment, published earlier this month, states that for the council to help support existing communities, ways of ensuring black households have access to low cost home ownership need to be explored.
One solution suggested is encouraging growth in jobs in the borough and changing the profile of Haringey-based employment to more highly skilled sectors.I note the report doesn't say just how this would be achieved. But then, they never do. Do they?