Homes England’s Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme

The Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme is open for bidding – funding is available for a range of tenures. We offer increased flexibility in 18/19 and beyond – using our land, working in collaboration and encouraging new entrants into the programme. Talk to your Homes England Contract Manger or email for more details.

The sector now has certainty over rental income, increased funding to £9bn and reclassification – now we collectively need to perform!

Key messages for 18/19:

  • Recent changes mean that there is now so much potential for growth and opportunities for a range of Registered Providers (RPs) and SME Contractors;
  • The challenge is massive but we must grasp this opportunity and not fall at the first hurdle;
  • Continuous Market Engagement (CME) is still open and substantial funds are available – including the newly introduced acquisition tranche payment, which can help with cash flow (ask your Contract Manager for more details);
  • We have a new framework for increased delivery of affordable homes;
  • Look out for the launch of the £163 million Community Housing Fund – available to community-led groups (or with LAs and RPs, in support) across England to support delivery of new affordable homes up to 31st March 2020.

Guest blog: Victoria Keen