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Council Housing: Finance

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities may apply for National Affordable Housing Programme grant funding to build local authority housing. (279779)

We have made £100 million available in the Budget for local authorities to build social housing. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) will accept local authority bids under this programme until the bidding has been concluded and the funding allocated after the July and October bidding rounds. Thereafter, local authorities may bid for grant from the main National Affordable Housing Programme.