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Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning & compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability.
Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.
Homes England work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.
They invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floorspace and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country. The homes they fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices. Their investment helps build around half of all new homes built in England each year. It also helps increase local growth by creating jobs and supporting businesses.
They own public land, which they sell to house builders and others. This is one of the ways in which they overcome barriers to development and help increase the speed with which house builders can build new homes.
They also regulate social housing providers (mostly housing associations) in England. They do this to protect social housing assets – making sure that social homes remain available to tenants, and that the taxpayers’ investment in those homes is protected.
They are the government’s housing, land and regeneration agency in England.
Around 900 people work at Homes England offices across England.
They are responsible for:
Their priorities can be read in full in our corporate plan.
Further information, including their Funding Programmes, Land and Development Opportunities and Digital Services can be found via the England Homes website, linked on the right hand side.