A move to recoverable investments does not signal the end of grant funding, according to one of the stream leaders in the new Homes and Communities Agency Investments (HCAI) division.
The head of the Affordable Homes Programme has urged registered providers to show a ‘willingness to deliver’ ahead of the general election.
The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) is considering financing a number of private rent schemes after its consortium was selected as the delivery partner for a 200-home development in East London.
HCA targets delivery of 29,000 homes in 2014/15 as analysis shows slow progress in London along with continued NAHP starts.
Thirty-four social landlords are already generating a fifth of their turnover from non-core income
While many will be happy to see the back of PFI housing, the last seven schemes will result in 5,612 refurbished and new homes.
The pressure is on as the end of the Affordable Homes Programme 2011-15 draws in - but more flexibility around grant funding could help avert the dangers of deadline fever.
Revising how we treat ex -public sector assets could pay for the provision of almost 50,000 new homes at a time when making best use of existing stock is more important than ever.
What lessons can be learned from affordable housing sectors outside of the UK - and could a pan-european or even global HA be a possibility in the foreseeable future?
It is tempting to choose a product based on rate or longevity when it might not necessarily represent the best value for money for funding.
It’s our job to ensure that we embrace change by building it into our strategy so that we are as robust as we can be.