Social Rented Housing

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 4 October 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of social housing to meet need (a) nationally and (b) in York.

Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The government has given local councils freedom to manage their own waiting lists, so they can decide who should qualify for social housing in their area and develop solutions that make best use of the social housing stock.

Since 2010, more than 574,000 affordable homes have been delivered, including 154,600 for social rent. A further £11.5 billion of taxpayer subsidy is being made available to build affordable homes over 5 years with £8.6 billion of that already allocated. Between 2010 and 2021 there were over 1,400 affordable homes delivered in York. Over 900 of these were for affordable and social rent.

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