Housing associations could be expected to prioritise affordable rented homes over social rented in an effort to drive up housing numbers, the housing minister has said.
Housing associations will ramp up the delivery of sub-market rented housing following the government’s climb-down on grant funding restrictions.
The National Housing Federation is seeking clarity “as soon as possible” on the national roll-out of the Right to Buy extension, after the government announced a surprise second pilot scheme lasting five years.
Measures outlined in the Autumn Statement will lead to a reduction in overall housebuilding by housing associations of 13,000, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
The government has today announced that it will spend £1.7bn on infrastructure on and around public land in England between now and 2021, in order to speed up housebuilding.