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.
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
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:
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.