Written Question on Affordable Housing

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Date Title Questioner
17 Oct 2017, 4:58 p.m. Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch) Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch)

Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to include affordable rent-to-buy schemes in their affordable housing programmes.

Answered by Alok Sharma - Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Government introduced Rent to Buy to support aspiring tenants on low to middle income into home ownership, enabling them to save for a deposit.

Funding for Rent to Buy is available from our Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21, which supports the delivery of a wide range of affordable homes with over £9 billion. As set out at Autumn Statement 2016, the programme is fully flexible and sets no ringfences on particular forms of tenure. We encourage providers to ensure that their schemes take account of the affordable housing needs in the local areas – to ensure that we build the right homes in the right places.

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