After The Games, The Olympic Village Will Turn Into Affordable Housing For Thousands Of Londoners

During the 2012 Summer Games, the Olympic Village will be home to around 17,000 athletes and officials, but once the medals have been doled out and Olympians return home, the new “East Village” community will offer a permanent legacy for thousands of Londoners. More than 6,000 local people will be able to move into the nearly 3,000 homes currently housing the world’s finest athletes. The new diverse community will specifically offer 675 socially-rented homes in addition to hundreds of others with intermediate affordable pricing. 1,800 East Village children will attend Chobham Academy, and a new health center will provide medical care to local residents.

Steven Perlberg