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Stats: Increase in affordable housing delivered in 2018

Words: Laura Edgar
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Government statistics show that 57,485 affordable homes were delivered in England in 2018/19, which is 22 per cent more that the number delivered a year earlier.

Of the affordable homes built, 66 per cent were for rent, such as social and intermediate rent. This figure has decreased from 78 per cent in 2014/15.

According to the statistics published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), 49 per cent of the homes delivered in 2018/19 were funded through section 106 agreements – similar to the 48 per cent funded in 2017/18.

Of the 57,485 affordable units delivered, 92 per cent were new-build homes.

In 2018/19, there were 61,056 affordable home starts on site last year, 10 per cent more than the 55,555 started a year earlier.

The document states that by tenure, affordable rent and shared ownership continue to account for the largest number of starts. The number of starts increased for both tenures. In 2018-19, these two tenures accounted for more than three-quarters of new affordable housing starts.

Affordable Housing Supply: April 2018 to March 2019 England can be found on the UK Government website (pdf).

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