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Social Rented Housing

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth Labour, Coventry North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to increase the social housing stock in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Minister for Housing

holding answer 25 June 2012

We are investing £4.5 billion over the spending review period to deliver up to 170,000 affordable homes in England. This investment will lever in £15 billion of private sector investment, a total of £19.5 billion.

In the Midlands area, through the Homes and Communities Agency's Affordable Homes Programme £469 million is being invested between 2011-12 and 2014-15 to deliver 21,700 affordable homes.

In Coventry, almost £14 million is being invested through the Affordable Homes Programme and existing commitments to provide 550 affordable homes. These figures are subject to change as schemes are finalised.

The New Homes Bonus also rewards councils for helping provide more affordable housing; our empty homes programme will support vacant properties being brought back into use as affordable housing; and the Community Right to Build will help provide low-cost homes for local families and residents.

Information is not available at constituency level.

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