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 11 June 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 2012 to 2013, there were 36,206 affordable housing starts on site delivered in England through programmes managed by the HCA and the GLA; this is more than double the 15,528 (revised) started in 2011 to 2012
- in 2012 to 2013, there were 36,672 affordable housing completions delivered through programmes managed by the HCA and the GLA; this represents a decrease of 29% compared to the 51,721 (revised) completed in the previous year
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.