The report defines new affordable homes as additional housing units (or bed spaces) provided to specified eligible households whose needs are not met by the market. The figures in the report show the gross annual supply of affordable homes, which includes new build and acquisitions from the private sector but does not take account of losses through demolitions or sales.
The report extracts the following key statistics:
- A total of 42,830 affordable homes were provided in England in 2012-13, a decrease of 26 per cent compared to the 58,100 (revised) affordable homes supplied in 2011-12.
- The number of homes delivered in the social rented sector, including social and affordable rented homes, decreased 36 per cent from 38,610 in 2011-12 to 24,550 in 2012-13
- A total of 18,290 new homes were delivered through intermediate housing schemes, including intermediate rent and affordable home ownership, in 2012-13, a 6 per cent decrease from last year.
- There were 39,400 new build affordable homes provided in 2012-13, a 25 per cent decrease from the 52,830 built in 2011-12. New build homes represented 92 per cent of all affordable homes provided in 2012-13 compared to 91 per cent of total supply in 2011-12, the highest percentage reported since before 1991-92.
- In 2012-13, 86 per cent of total affordable home delivery was reported by the HCA or the GLA, a reduction from 89 per cent in 2011-12. Over this time period, the total number of affordable homes reported by the HCA or the GLA has decreased by around 30 per cent.
Date: 21/11/2013 Date of publication
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