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Housing: Low Incomes

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the average cost has been of the homes brought into use as affordable housing through the Clearing House Programme; (254825)

(2) what proportion of the 4,800 homes brought into use as affordable housing through the Clearing House Programme are flats.

The average grant per unit of all developer stock that has been purchased with funding through the Homes and Communities Agency’s Affordable Housing programme (AHP) since May is set out in the following table. This includes both those schemes that were assessed through the National Clearing House and the smaller schemes that were assessed through the HCA.

Product

Average grant per unit (£)

Low cost home ownership

12,223

Social rent

41,115

Grand total

33,102

Source:

Homes and Communities Agency.

Over 2,700 flats out of the total of over 4,800 affordable homes are being provided through the £160 million allocated from the initial £200 million earmarked from within the Affordable Housing programme.