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Affordable Housing

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations offer the Social Homebuy scheme; and what the aggregate size of their housing stock is. (319307)

During 2009-10 there are 10 local authorities and 48 registered social landlords offering social homebuy. The total housing stock (as at April 2009) owned by these local authorities was 198,000 and the total stock owned by these RSLs (as at 31 March 2009) was 721,000. RSL stock includes that owned by subsidiaries where the parent RSL is offering social homebuy.

Sources:

1. Stock figures are taken from local authority returns to the Business Plan Statistical Appendix for 2008-09:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/housingresearch/housingstatistics/housingstatisticsby/localauthorityhousing/dataforms/hssa0809/bpsadata200809/

2. Regulatory and Statistical Returns to the Tenant Services Authority for 2009:

https://www.rsrsurvey.co.uk//