Housing

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what local priorities the Homes and Communities Agency has set for the Investment Statement of each region; and what assessment he has made of the progress of each region in meeting each regional priority target in (a) each of the last three years and (b) the spending period 2008-11.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Minister for Housing

For the National Affordable Housing Programme 2008-11, the Housing Corporation included as part of their prospectus a summary of regional priorities based on regional assemblies' regional housing strategies. In addition, each Housing Corporation region produced an investment statement setting out the regional investment priorities. The link to the website is as follows:

http://www.housingcorp.gov.uk/server/show/nav.394

The Housing Corporation and now the Homes and Communities Agency publish regional investment statements on their website on a quarterly basis. The links to the websites are as follows:

http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/inyourarea

http://www.housingcorp.gov.uk/server/show/nav.394

Investment decisions taken by the Homes and Communities Agency must fit with local, regional and national priorities.

The Housing Corporation for 2007-08 published an outturn statement reporting on delivery in each region in that particular year on their website, in addition to their annual report.

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