20 Nov

Housebuilding data shows dearth of homes for affordable renting

Only 37,825 new homes built in England to be let at discounted rents last year, despite waiting list of 1.1mEngland’s shortage of affordable rented housing shows no sign of ending, as official figures revealed on Wednesday that only 37,825 new homes were built to be let at discounted rents last year, despite a national housing waiting list of more than 1.1 million households.The number of new homes classed as social housing and available at the cheapest rents from councils remained historically low at a mere 6,287, the second-lowest level in peacetime since council house building began in earnest in 1921. Continue reading…

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