Upset as just one in 50 Olympic homes will go to Tower Hamlets residents
Tower Hamlets has been guaranteed just 27 of nearly 1,400 affordable and social rented homes in the Olympic Village - despite being a host borough with thousands on its housing waiting list.
Isle of Dogs councillor Zara Davis uncovered the shock figures and said it put a question mark over any Games legacy for the east London borough.
The Conservative councillor said "There are many thousands of people on our Housing waiting list. As one of five Olympic host boroughs, it's not unreasonable to expect Tower Hamlets to benefit substantially from the conversion of the former athlete's village into housing.
"I was shocked to find out that in fact we will be receiving less than 30 new homes.
"Residents were promised a tangible legacy that benefits our local community for years to come."
The Olympic Village is being converted for use by Londoners. In total there are 2,800 new homes, with 1,379 of them being social and affordable.
Cllr Davis discovered the meagre amount available to those from Tower Hamlets after making a members enquiry to the council.
Triathlon Homes, which is responsible for the social rented and affordable housing part of the Athlete's Village, said the figures came from a pre-existing agreement it had no control over.
It added the 27 figure only accounted for 675 social rented properties, with the other 704 being affordable where priority would be given to anyone in east London who fits the criteria.
A spokeswoman for Triathlon said: "As the borough where the homes are based, Newham received almost half of the 675 social rented homes.
"The remainder are for Tower Hamlets and other host boroughs, the Greater London Authority, and Triathlon Homes itself will allocate a number to help alleviate local housing need. This was decided through an existing arrangement that's in place for all Homes and Communities Agency funded homes in east London.
"Residents in Tower Hamlets and across all east London boroughs are also prioritised for the 704 shared-ownership and intermediate rent homes, which will enable eligible people on a range of incomes to live in a high quality home at East Village."
Tower Hamlets will receive as many social rented homes as the other three host boroughs. Newham will get 348 of the homes.
The disparity is the latest disappointment for Tower Hamlets in relation to the Olympic Games legacy.
During last year's event it failed to host any sports, with the route of the Olympic marathon even being changed to take it away from the East End.
The walking race and the basketball was also relocated from Tower Hamlets.