A renaissance in council-built homes

By Paul Hackett | 16 October 2017

Over the past few years there has been a ‘quiet revolution’ in council housebuilding with the establishment across England of some 150 local housing companies (LHC). 

Our new report, Delivering the renaissance in council-built homes: the rise of local housing companies, forecasts that more than half of all councils in England may soon have a housing company. Collectively, we believe LHCs have the potential to deliver up to 15,000 extra homes a year by 2022 (compared with just 2,000 new council homes in 2016). 

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