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.
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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.