Affordable Housing: Coventry

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th June 2012.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth Member, Foreign Affairs Committee 11th June 2012

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes have been built in Coventry since May 2010; and what steps his Department has taken to increase the number of affordable homes in Coventry during that period.

Photo of Andrew Stunell Andrew Stunell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government 11th June 2012

There were 303 affordable homes delivered in Coventry city council area between April 2010 and September 2011, the latest period for which data are available, as reported in the Homes and Communities Agency's six monthly National Housing Statistics. Data up to 31 March 2012 will be published by the Homes and Communities Agency on 12 June 2012.

These statistics only cover affordable housing that is delivered through the Homes and Communities Agency's affordable housing programmes; affordable housing delivered outside these programmes is not included. New affordable housing can be delivered through new build and acquisitions, although the majority of the additional supply in Coventry was through new build.

Total affordable completions, including those delivered outside the Homes and Communities Agency's programmes, are published annually in the Department's Affordable Housing Supply statistics available on the Department's website:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/housingresearch/housingstatistics/housingstatisticsby/affordablehousingsupply/livetables/

We are investing £4.5 billion over the spending review period to deliver up to 170,000 affordable homes, compared with the 150,000 originally estimated. We estimate that this investment will lever in £15 billion of private sector investment.

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