Press release

Homes England secures eight more strategic partners to deliver thousands of new homes

Eight new strategic partners have been appointed by Homes England’s - bringing the total number of successful housing association partnerships to 23.

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Overall a £1.7 billion pound funding package has been agreed by Homes England to support a total of 23 strategic partners, who together will deliver around 40,000 affordable homes starts by March 2022.

The new partnerships announced today are: Bromford, Curo & Swan, Liverpool Mutual Homes & Torus, Longhurst & Nottingham Community Housing Association, Together, Walsall Housing Group, Yorkshire and Your Housing Group. They represent a range of housing associations from across England, all with the ambition to deliver more homes at pace.

Homes England Chairman, Sir Edward Lister said:

I welcome the new strategic partners who share our ambition to build better homes faster.

Our new ways of working with the sector means that housing associations can use their funding flexibly across their development programmes and respond quickly to local housing demand and a changing market.

ENDS

For further information please contact Patsy Cusworth, PR and Media Manager, Tel: 020 7393 2201 or 0796772328 Email: patsy.cusworth@homesengland.gov.uk.

Notes to Editors:

Partnerships Grant No. of affordable starts to March 2022
Bromford 66.4m 1,400
Curo & Swan 51.1m 1,067
LMH & Torus 66.4m 1,757
Longhurst & Nottingham Community Housing Association 71.7m 1,685
Together Housing Group 53m 1,152
WHG 38.7m 1,000
Yorkshire 61.8m 1,300
YHG 87.5m 2,315

About Homes England:

Homes England is the new housing delivery organisation that has been created to adopt a more commercial approach to respond to the long term housing challenges facing this country. The new, expanded agency will play a far bigger role in investing in supply and intervening in the market to help deliver 300,000 homes a year by the middle of the next decade.

Homes England will act differently from its predecessor, bringing together money, land, expertise and planning and compulsory purchase powers to accelerate the supply of new homes and address affordability issues in areas of highest demand.

Published 31 January 2019