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Associations shaping up to deliver 152,000 homes

We’re supporting the launch of a new national campaign which showcases how community housing associations are helping solve the housing crisis.

Today, the PlaceShapers network of more than 100 community-focused housing associations is publishing its We Build report, which sets out the contribution that members have made and are continuing to make to meet the demand for affordable new homes. Over the next five years Placeshapers housing associations will build 88,000 homes nationally.

In the next five years we have plans to build more than 1,500 homes. These are among more than 5,700 homes planned by PlaceShapers housing associations between now and 2022 in the south west and Wales.

We Build was launched at the Chartered Institute of Housing conference on Tuesday 27 June. We Build shows that:

  • PlaceShapers will complete 88,000 new homes in the next five years. This is a 12% overall increase on existing housing stock and 35% of homes predicted to be built by the housing association sector by 2022.
  • Over a 10-year period, PlaceShapers are ramping up to deliver an additional 152,000 new homes by 2027, almost doubling our recent output.
  • PlaceShapers members have built over 52,000 new homes in the last six years with at least 11,400 in the past year alone.

PlaceShapers chair Sinéad Butters said: “We see the housing crisis every day as people are priced out of decent, secure and genuinely affordable homes. We are part of the solution and are stepping up to deliver 152,000 new homes across all tenures by 2027.”

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