Affordable housing supply: April 2013 to March 2014 England

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Great Britain. Department for Communities and Local Government
Dept. for Communities and Local Government
Date of publication
16 October 2014
Housing and Homelessness, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This statistical release presents data on gross additional affordable housing supply in England between 2004-05 and 2013-14. New affordable homes are additional housing units (or bed spaces) provided to specified eligible households whose needs are not met by the market. The key points are:

  • A total of 42,710 affordable homes were provided in England in 2013 to 2014, slightly lower than the 42,920 (revised) affordable homes supplied in 2012 to 2013.
  • Of the 42,710 homes, 85% were reported by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Greater London Authority (GLA); broadly consistent with the 86% reported by the HCA and GLA in 2012 to 2013.
  • Overall, the number of homes delivered in the social rented sector (social and affordable rented) increased 24% from 24,600 in 2012 to 2013 to 30,590 in 2013 to 2014.
  • There were 11,330 affordable home ownership completions in 2013 to 2014, a decrease of 34% compared to delivery in 2012 to 2013.
  • There were 36,520 new build affordable homes provided in 2013 to 2014, an 8% decrease from the 39,510 built in 2012 to 2013; new build homes represented 86% of all affordable homes provided in 2013 to 2014 compared to 92% of total supply in 2012 to 2013.

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