Iain Duncan Smith visited Armstrong Avenue, Woodford Green to discuss parking problems in the area.
Waltham Forest council has pledged a total of £20,000 to improve the situation as for residents are struggling to park near their homes.
Mr Duncan Smith said:
“I have campaigned against overdevelopment in this area and it means car parking is a nightmare.
“This cash will go some way to helping this, but I will be monitoring the situation.”