Housing: Repairs and Maintenance
Communities and Local Government
Bill Esterson (Sefton Central, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people (a) applied for and (b) were awarded home repairs assistance in England in financial years (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.
Andrew Stunell (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government; Hazel Grove, Liberal Democrat)
Data are collected on private sector renewal assistance via the Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix. This includes all assistance (grants and loans) to private sector dwelling stock (including housing associations) for repairs, improvements and adaptation under the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) Order 2002 and the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.
The dataset is published annually at the following link:
Summary information about renewal grants are published in the table at the following link:
In 2009-10, 127,070 grants were paid by local authorities to households for renewal assistance. A further 4,860 loans were paid by local authorities or by third parties sponsored by local authorities.
In 2010-11, 124,490 grants were paid to households for renewal assistance. A further 5,070 loans were paid.
These figures relate to grants and loans completed during the financial year. Information is not collected on the number of grants and loans that have been applied for. Information on the actual number of households receiving assistance is not collected.