Affordable Housing

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 10th November 2014.

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Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government) 2:30 pm, 10th November 2014

There is about £2.8 billion of headroom in the housing revenue account across local authorities. We have recognised this year that some authorities that have been building have come close to that headroom, so we made extra money available. We have already announced some bids and will announce some more shortly. I encourage local authorities to bid to take up this opportunity, along with the housing guarantee grants that we have been offering with housing associations to provide more affordable housing. I am proud that we have managed to deliver more than 200,000 such houses over the past couple of years.