An east London borough has launched an affordable housing company with the acquisition of 211 planned units at the former West Ham football stadium.
City of York Council is entering into a “strategic partnership” with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), which could lead to the delivery of 5,000 homes.
Willmott Partnership Homes has been selected by the London Borough of Hounslow’s housing company to deliver 1,500 homes in a £90m joint venture.
Just 16% of the £51bn of government funding earmarked for housing through to 2021 will directly fund affordable homes, analysis by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) shows.
New homes being delivered by housing associations grew in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous two quarters, according to the National Housing Federation (NHF).
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.
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Sovereign, the UK’s sixth-largest housing association, has signed a £150m funding deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its plans to build 4,500 new homes over the next three years.
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The Welsh Government will invest £20m in innovative new homebuilding over the next two years, it announced today.
WHITE PAPER: The government has abandoned its manifesto pledge to build 200,000 Starter Homes this parliament, and require 20% of the homes on all new developments.
The government will “change focus” from Starter Homes to a wider range of affordable housing in its much-anticipated Housing White Paper, due to be released later today.
London housing associations set the pace for development in the sector in 2015/16, according to regional reports from the National Housing Federation (NHF).
Housing associations built almost half of the new homes completed in London last year, according to a report from the National Housing Federation (NHF) published yesterday.
The president of the Chartered Institute of Housing has called for the government to build homes for social rent, slamming its limited focus on homeownership.
House builder and contractor Kier Group is on track for more than 2,200 completions this year, a positive trading update revealed.
Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.
Regulations introducing Starter Homes are due to come into force in the summer, a timetable obtained by Inside Housing reveals.
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The first wave of Starter Homes will be sale-only products, reigniting fears over their distorting effect on local housing markets.
Sanctuary Housing Association took the largest allocation in the initial round of funding for the latest grant programme, while several private builders also received large sums.
Most of London’s shared ownership schemes are unaffordable for young people wanting to live alone, according to research by a major consumer rights organisation.
The government has announced 30 areas where construction of the first Starter Homes will begin this year.
The historic deal between a Chinese state-owned firm and a housing association to create six housebuilding factories in the UK has been hailed by the housing minister.
The London funding programme is positive – now the White Paper needs to deliver for the rest of England, says Steve Douglas
Social landlords and local authorities across the Sheffield City Region have signed a compact which they hope could lead to a devolution deal on housing.
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Scotland’s social landlords doubt they have the capacity to deliver the Scottish Government’s target of 50,000 new affordable homes over five years.
The Welsh Government has boosted housing grant funding by £30m this year, as social landlords sign a historic ‘supply pact’ to deliver 20,000 homes by 2021.
An emergency package to house young working Londoners is urgently needed in the capital, according to a report from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Housing association chief executives outside London have voiced concern about the diversion of resources into the capital’s affordable homes programme in last week’s Autumn Statement.
The influential chair of one of London’s biggest house builders says he will “adjust land bids” where necessary to meet Sadiq Khan’s 35% affordable housing threshold.
Housing associations in London are poised to enter “strategic partnerships” with City Hall, as Sadiq Khan’s overhaul of affordable housing funding was hailed as a “defining moment in housing history”.
Completions of affordable homes in the first half of this financial year recovered from a slump in 2015/16, but still lag well behind the peak of the year before.
Sadiq Khan will fund social rent level homes in London with fixed grant rates of £60,000 per unit, in a major shake-up of affordable housing funding.
Housing associations have the financial capacity to more than double the number of new homes they build each year within the next decade, according to a new report from property advisor Savills.
Housing associations have delivered 20% more homes than official government statistics record, a National Housing Federation survey has revealed.
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 association completions on new build properties are down by nearly a fifth in England, according to the latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Housing associations will ramp up the delivery of sub-market rented housing following the government’s climb-down on grant funding restrictions.