Government scheme built 37,000 new homes over the last year

There were more than 37,000 new homes completed and construction begun on the same number during the last 12-month phase of the government’s Homes England initiative.


The programme enables private registered providers, house builders, community groups and local authorities to deliver affordable housing.


There were 38,436 new houses starting on-site and 37,164 houses completed between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022.


Of the housing completions, 71% (26,485) were for affordable homes, an 11% increase on the previous year.


There were 4,778 starts under schemes including Shared Ownership and Rent to Buy.


Of the affordable homes completed, 13,929 were for Affordable Rent, an increase of 5% on the previous year, and 9,479 under Intermediate Affordable Housing schemes.


The remaining 3,077 were Social Rent completions, a 62% rise on the previous year.


Peter Denton, Chief Executive of Homes England, said: “The statistics show the incredible strides the housing industry has made to recover from the slowdown and subsequent supply issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.


“As we continue to support the government’s ambitions in this area, our work with partners from across the sector will be key to creating the homes and neighbourhoods the country needs, in the places that people want to live.”


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