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Affordable Housing

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th April 2017.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the net capital expenditure on affordable housing by the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor agencies was in each year since 1991-92, by region.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

Government’s capital expenditures on affordable housing through government’s affordable homes programmes are available publicly.

A summary of housing expenditure under the Housing Corporation for the period 2000 - 2008 and the National Affordable Homes Programme 2008-11 is available through the National Archives website:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20071204140632/http://www.housingcorp.gov.uk

For the Affordable Homes Programme 2011-2015:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/affordable-homes-programme-2011-to-2015-guidance-and-allocations

For the Affordable Homes Programme 2015-2018:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/affordable-homes-programme-2015-to-2018-quarterly-updates

For the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/affordable-homes-programme-2016-to-2021-successful-bidders

Data for London only is available at:

http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/london-assembly/london-assembly-committees/budget-monitoring-sub-committee

https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/governance-and-spending/spending-money-wisely/annual-accounts-and-governance-statement

Information on expenditure on affordable housing prior to 2000 is not publicly available.

Between 1997 and 2010 social housing stock fell by 420,000. Since 2010 the overall stock of social housing has increased by 76,000.

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