The latest figures on affordable housing supply for 2014/2015
show a 55% increase in the supply of affordable homes. A total of
66,640 affordable homes were provided in England in 2014/2015,
compared to 42,720 affordable homes supplied in 2013/2015.
The current definition of affordable housing includes social
rented, affordable rented and intermediate rent and affordable home
ownership schemes, 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, however it
does not take account of losses through demolitions or sales.
The overall affordable housing supply in 2015/2015 exceeded
60,000 per year for the first time since 2010/2011 when 60,480
affordable homes were supplied.
Affordable rented supply increased from 19,740 in 2013/2014 to
40,710 in 2014/2015 but the number of social rented homes supplied
fell from 10,920 to 9,590 over the same period.
Full details are available in the statistical release published by the Department
of Communities and Local Government.