Housing associations built 45,604 homes in 2018/19 – 10% increase compared to the previous year.
The NHF says this “great result” is well over its Ambition to Deliver target of increasing supply by 6% each year.
The stats show associations also started building 49,372 homes, a 13% increase compared to 2017/18.
Starts in all the social and affordable tenures increased, and social rent was up 31% at 5,447, its highest annual rate since the start of the survey in 2015/16.
Other results include:
- 47% (22,985) of homes started were delivered outside the Affordable Homes Programme
- 46% (21,155) of homes completed were delivered outside the Affordable Homes Programme
- 51% (21,442) of affordable starts were delivered through Section 106 agreements
- 54% (20,757) of affordable completions were delivered through Section 106 agreements
The stats show significant regional variations in the number of homes delivered across England in 2018/19.
Nearly half of starts and over 40% of completions were in London and the South East.
The North East and Yorkshire and Humber – where the housing crisis takes a different form – delivered comparatively fewer homes.
Using Section 106 as a mechanism to deliver new homes also varied across the regions in 2018/19.
Areas with more than 60% of affordable delivery via S106 were the South East, South West and East of England.