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Affordable housing starts and completions: April to September 2013

Latest statistics on affordable housing starts and completions funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and the Greater London Authority.

The latest statistics on affordable housing starts and completions funded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) were released on 21 November 2013.

The figures show the supply of homes delivered under the accelerated land disposal programme, the 2011 to 2015 affordable homes programme (including the affordable homes programme, empty homes, homelessness change, mortgage rescue and traveller pitch funding), the economic assets programme, FirstBuy, the Get Britain Building programme, the Kickstart housing delivery programme, the national affordable housing programme and the property and regeneration programme. Details about these programmes can be found in the HCA housing statistics release.

The key points were:

  • in April to September 2013, there were 12,988 affordable housing starts on site delivered in England through programmes managed by the HCA and the GLA, more than triple the 3,722 started in April to September 2012
  • in April to September 2013, there were 9,322 affordable housing completions delivered through programmes managed by the HCA and the GLA; this represents a decrease of 18% compared to the 11,437 completed in April to September 2012

Table 1012: affordable housing starts and completions funded by HCA and the GLA, April to September 2013

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Background

Information on the number of affordable homes delivered under the HCA affordable housing programmes is published twice a year. From April 2012, the Mayor of London has had strategic oversight of housing, regeneration and economic development in London. This means that the HCA no longer publish affordable housing starts and completions for London and this responsibility has been taken over by the GLA.

The Department for Communities and Local Government combines data from the HCA and the GLA to publish 6 monthly affordable housing starts and completions delivered nationally under the affordable housing programmes of the HCA and GLA.

More information about the HCA affordable housing statistics.

More information about the GLA affordable housing statistics.

Note that from November 2013 the GLA will be including some forms of housing delivery in their monthly statistics that are not reported by the HCA.

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