Affordable Housing

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 8 June 2023.

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Photo of Rosena Allin-Khan Rosena Allin-Khan Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the supply of affordable housing.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Government is committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing. We are currently investing £11.5 billion through our Affordable Homes Programme which will deliver tens of thousands of homes for rent and sale right across the country.

Since 2010 we have delivered over 632,600 new affordable homes, including over 441,612 affordable homes for rent, of which over 162,800 homes have been for Social Rent.

The Mayor of London, through the London Plan and Housing Strategy, sets out where homes should be built and what level of affordable housing is required. They can also allocate funding from the Affordable Homes Programme to housing associations and local councils who build homes.

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