Council offers tenants up to £38,000 to buy privately
11 October 2013 Last updated at 01:24 BST
Harrow Council in north-west London is offering council tenants payments of up to £38,000 towards the cost of buying a home on the private market.
Under its Grants to Move scheme it will also pay up to £6,000 for people to move into a private rented home and help pay removal costs.
BBC London's Warren Nettleford spoke to the leader of Harrow Council Susan Hall and Lizzie Clifford, from the National Housing Federation.