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.
With the details of four government funding programmes released last week in a flurry of New Year announcements, Inside Housing’s news team presents a guide to what’s on offer, who can bid and what people think of the schemes
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.
After last week’s Autumn Statement, Pete Apps rounds up the unanswered questions.
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.
A hiatus in housing association building following the 1% rent cut announcement has been blamed for the lowest growth in affordable housing witnessed in a generation.
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.
The British Property Federation has highlighted increased spending on infrastructure as the “hidden gem” within today’s Autumn Statement, as the wider housing industry reacts to today’s announcement from chancellor Philip Hammond.
The £1.4bn of affordable homes cash is additional to the £4.7bn previously announced, with the restrictions limiting that funding to homeownership products lifted.
A new £2.3bn infrastructure fund to pave the way for up to 100,000 new homes to be built in areas of high demand has been launched.
The government has announced £3.15bn of its Affordable Homes Programme will be given to London to deliver 90,000 homes.
The hotly anticipated Housing White Paper is not expected to be published as part of tomorrow’s Autumn Statement announcement and will instead be published by the end of the year, according to government sources.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is looking for housing associations and builders to join a panel of developers to build up to £8bn-worth of homes in England.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has called on the government to use “direct commissioning and positive intervention” to increase the supply of affordable homes on brownfield sites.
England’s stock of affordable homes grew by its lowest level since 1992, new government figures show.
Northern areas should establish ‘housing boards’ which take control of public funding for housing supply in their areas, a commission investigating the housing crisis in the North has said.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is consulting on a new legal framework to create a mechanism to claw back government grant from private house builders.
The National Housing Federation believes 1.4 million people unable to access social housing or homeownership could benefit from its ‘buy as you go’ model, which is currently being considered by ministers.
More than two-thirds of social housing tenants are living below acceptable living standards, says Hilary Burkitt
Kevin Stewart faces the mammoth challenge of overseeing the building of 50,000 affordable homes in Scotland over five years. Sophie Barnes finds out his plans