To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the (a) total number of social housing units to be built and (b) change in the number of social housing units that will be available for rent during this Parliament.
At Autumn Statement, we announced an expansion of the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme (SOAHP) 2016-21, with an additional £1.4 billion investment, increasing the overall budget to £7.1 billion that will deliver 225,000 affordable housing starts by March 2021.
The expanded programme now allows a wider range of products and so the actual tenure split will depend on bids received. This programme flexibility enables providers to have the agility to respond to local needs and markets – building the right homes in the right places.
Figures showing the total stock of properties for rent from local authorities or private registered providers are available in live table 104