Social Rented Housing: Construction

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of Oliver Colvile Oliver Colvile Conservative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many affordable rent-to-buy houses are being constructed.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

Through the Autumn Statement 2015, the Government has committed to investing £8 billion to deliver over 400,000 affordable housing starts by 2020/21. This includes £1.7 billion to deliver around 100,000 homes for affordable or intermediate rent, of which 10,000 are to be affordable rent to buy homes that enable tenants to have the opportunity to save for a deposit while renting.

Bids into the Rent to Buy 2015-2017 programme are currently being considered. The prospectus for the new Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21 will be launched shortly.

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