Social Rented Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of new homes delivered through the 2021-2026 affordable homes programme that will be for social rent.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government is committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing and has recently confirmed the details of £12.2 billion of investment. This includes a new £11.5 billion Affordable Homes Programme which will be delivered over 5 years from next year (2021-2026), providing up to 180,000 new homes across the country, should economic conditions allow. This programme represents the highest single funding commitment to affordable housing in a decade.

We are committed to delivering wide range of affordable homes of different tenures so that we can support range of people in different circumstances and stages in their lives.

Half of these homes will be for Affordable and Social Rent, to help those in the greatest need.

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