47,355 affordable homes were delivered in England in 2017-18, an increase of 12 percent compared to 2016-17.
Affordable housing includes social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing, provided to specified eligible households whose needs are not met by the market.
This includes new build and acquisitions from the private sector that have been purchased for use as an affordable home, but does not take account of losses through demolitions or sales.
Since 2013-14, affordable rent has become the most common tenure type for affordable homes delivery. In 2017-18, there were 26,838 new affordable rent homes, representing 57 percent of all new affordable homes.
Nearly half (47%) of all affordable homes delivered in 2017-18 were funded through section 106 (nil grant) agreements. This has been increasing year-on-year since a low in 2014-15 when section 106 (nil grant) accounted for 22% of affordable homes delivered.
There were 8.5 affordable homes delivered per 10,000 population in England. This is similar to the average of the previous 15 years (9.0 affordable homes).
90 percent of affordable homes delivered in England were new build, similar to the previous year.
There were 53,572 starts on site in England in 2017-18, an 11 percent increase on the previous year.
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