Affordable Housing

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th June 2019.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many affordable houses have been built in (a) the UK, (b) Greater London and (c) Ealing in the last 12 months.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government is committed to increasing the supply of social housing and has made £9 billion available through the Affordable Homes Programme to March 2022 to deliver 250,000 new affordable homes of a wide range of tenures, including social rent.

In 2017-18 47,355 affordable homes were completed, an increase of 12 per cent on the previous year, of these over 7,100 (15 per cent) were in London.

Details for homes delivered in 2018 -19 will be published in the Departments annual Affordable Housing Supply statistics.

Breakdowns of delivery by borough are available in live table 1011 can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-affordable-housing-supply.

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