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Social Rented Housing: Finance

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many properties were funded under the Temporary Social Housing programme in each of the last three years; (318774)

(2) how many properties managed by registered social landlords and funded through the Temporary Social Housing programme in 2008-09 were owned by (a) private individuals, (b) unregistered social landlords and co-operatives, (c) local authorities and (d) other public bodies;

(3) how many properties in receipt of Temporary Social Housing programme funding were (a) improved and (b) unimproved in each of the last three years;

(4) how many properties in receipt of funding under the Temporary Social Housing programme in 2008-09 were (a) subject to compulsory purchase orders, (b) subject to Empty Dwelling Management Orders, (c) long-term privately owned, (d) awaiting redevelopment or sale and (e) over shops in town centres;

(5) how many registered social landlords were in receipt of funding under the Temporary Social Housing programme in each of the last three years;

(6) how much was spent on the Temporary Social Housing programme in each of the last five years.

[holding answer 25 February 2010]: The following table shows spend on temporary social housing (TSH) through the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) National Affordable Housing Programme (NAHP) over the last five years.

£ million

2004-05

17.1

2005-06

9.6

2006-07

10.5

2007-08

12.4

2008-09

12.9

Source:

HCA

The following table shows the number of TSH units provided over each of the three years 2006-07 to 2008-09 through HCA’s NAHP which were improved or unimproved and the number of registered social landlords (RSLs):

Improved

Unimproved

Homes provided

Number of RSLs which completed TSH schemes

2006-07

146

232

378

14

2007-08

311

161

472

14

2008-09

260

197

457

12

Source:

HCA Investment Management System

Information is not held centrally on whether these properties were owned by (a) private individuals, (b) un-registered social landlords and co-operatives, (c) local authorities and (d) other public bodies or on whether they were (a) properties subject to compulsory purchase orders, (b) properties subject to Empty Dwelling Management Orders, (c) long-term privately owned, (d) awaiting redevelopment or sale and (e) properties over shops in town centres.