HCA releases H1 housing data

There were 2,204 housing starts on site and 1,385 houses completed under HCA programmes in the North West in the first six months of the financial year.

The total includes a mix of units for affordable rent, full market rent, and ownership.

Nationally, there were 12,569 housing starts on site and 10,890 housing completions delivered through programmes managed by the Homes & Communities Agency in England excluding London between 1 April and 30 September 2013. These figures exclude delivery under the Help to Buy programme.

In addition, 5,375 new homes were sold with the assistance of a Help to Buy equity loan in the six months to 30 September 2013 under the new Help to Buy programme.

The majority, 9,970 or 79%, of the housing starts on site in the six months to 30 September 2013 were for affordable homes, an increase of 202% on the 3,297 affordable homes started between 1 April and 30 September 2012.

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