Housing Associations: Building Alterations

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 20th July 2022.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has made funding available to housing associations for (a) loft conversions and (b) extensions in suitable housing stock to help tackle overcrowding.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The department does not make funding available to housing associations for these purposes. However, the Affordable Homes Programme makes funding available to housing associations (and other providers) to deliver new affordable homes. The provision of affordable housing is a key element of the Government's plan to end the housing crisis, tackle homelessness and provide aspiring homeowners with a step onto the housing ladder. The £11.5 billion Affordable Homes Programme for 2021-26 will provide up to 180,000 new homes across the country, should economic conditions allow.

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