Homes England

Housing programmes delivered by Homes England sees drop in starts and completions

Official statistics released today (22nd June) reveal that housing programmes delivered by Homes England saw an overall decrease in starts and completions between 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2021, compared to the previous year.


During the period, it saw 37,330 new houses starting on site and 34,995 houses completed.

Some 76% of starts were for affordable homes, representing 28,191.

Of the housing completions, 24,023 (69%) were for affordable homes.

The proportion of affordable homes started and completed was also down on the previous year.

The figures have been attributed to the slowdown in housebuilding activity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Of the affordable homes completed, 13,306 were for affordable rent and 8,811 were under Intermediate Affordable Housing schemes. 

There were 1,906 social rent completions, up 29% on the previous year.

Homes England programmes are funded by central government to enable private registered providers, housebuilders, community groups and local authorities to deliver affordable housing.

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