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Increase in affordable housing supply

* A total of 60,630 gross additional affordable homes were supplied in England in 2010-11. This is an increase of 5% on the 58,010 (revised) affordable homes supplied in 2009-10 and the highest number since 1995-96;
* 39,170 new affordable homes were provided for social rent in 2010-11, an increase of 18% on 2009-10. 21,460 homes were provided through intermediate housing schemes, including shared ownership and shared equity, down by 13% on 2009-10;
* There were 53,380 new build affordable homes in 2010-11 which is 88% of the total supply of additional affordable homes compared to 81% last year and is the highest percentage recorded;
* 55,250 homes were delivered with grant from the Homes and Communities Agency in 2010-11 (91% of total supply). Around 88% of these were new build homes;
* Collectively, half of all additional affordable homes were supplied in London (23%), the South East (15%) and the South West (12%) in 2010-11;
* There was an increase in affordable housing supply in seven of the nine regions in England. Yorkshire and the Humber saw the largest annual growth both in absolute (1450) and percentage terms (50%). Decreases were observed in the South.

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