HCA Housing Stats to 30 Sept released

The HCA has just released their housing stats for the period April to September. The headlines read as follows:

There were 14,007 housing starts on site and 11,598 housing completions delivered through programmes managed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) in England (excluding London for all programmes except those administered by the HCA on behalf of the Greater London Authority (GLA)) between 1 April 2016 and 30 September 2016.

The majority (9,400 or 67 per cent) of the housing starts on site in the six months to 30 September 2016 were for affordable homes. This represents an increase of 28 per cent on the 7,371 affordable homes reported for the period 1 April to 30 September 2015.

7,250 affordable homes started in the six months to 30 September 2016 were for Affordable Rent, an increase of 24 per cent on the 5,858 started in the same period of 2015-16. A further 1,823 were for Intermediate Affordable Housing schemes, including Shared Ownership. This is an increase of 39 per cent on the 1,314 started in the same period of 2015-16. The remaining 327 were for Social Rent, an increase of 64 per cent on the 199 started in the same period of 2015-16.

Of the affordable homes started in the six months to 30 September 2016, the Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) 2015-182 accounted for 90 per cent, the Single Land Programme (SLP) three for five per cent and the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund for one per cent.

8,657 or 75 per cent of housing completions in the first six months of 2016-17 were for affordable homes. This represents an increase of 35 per cent on the 6,397 affordable homes completed in the same period of 2015-16.

7,096 affordable homes completed in the six months to 30 September 2016 were for Affordable Rent, an increase of 52 per cent on the 4,681 completed in the same period of 2015-16. A further 1,345 were for Intermediate Affordable Housing schemes, including shared ownership, an increase of 30 per cent on the 1,032 completed in the same period of 2015-16. The remaining 216 were for Social Rent, a decrease of 68 per cent on the 684 completed in the same period of 2015-16. Of the affordable homes completed in the six months to 30 September 2016, the three highest delivering programmes were: AHP 2015-18 with 61 per cent; Affordable Homes Guarantees (AHG) with 30 per cent and; Care and Support Specialised Housing with four per cent.