Starts and completions of affordable housing revealed

The majority (49,361) of the housing starts on site were for affordable homes of which 35,690 were for social rent, 1522 for intermediate rent and 12,149 for low cost home ownership.

More than half of these starts on site (52%) were in London and the South East.

Housing completions in the year to 31 March 2011 included 55,856 affordable homes of which 36,660 were for social rent, 2470 for intermediate rent and 16,726 for low cost home ownership.

Again, more than half (51%) of these completions were in London, the South East and the South West.

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