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07 June 2017

1,224 new homes built by Welsh housing associations in 2016/17

In response to the latest housebuilding statistics released today by Welsh Government, Stuart Ropke, Chief Executive of Community Housing Cymru, said: “We welcome the housebuilding figures released by Welsh Government today. We signed a Housing Supply Pact with Welsh Government in December 2016, committing Welsh housing associations to build 12,500 new homes of the 20,000 target agreed in the pact.

“Our members completed 1,224 new homes in 2016/17, 98% of new homes in the social sector. While we have an excellent delivery track record and, in fact, over-delivered on the previous target, continued investment in the sector is vital to ensure that we meet this new target.

“We will continue to work with Welsh Government to achieve these goals and, as part of the Homes for Wales coalition which has been re-launched for this month’s General Election, we are also calling on the new UK Government to support a welfare system that ensures everyone can access an affordable home, and to support the construction industry in light of Brexit negotiations so it can access the materials and labour it needs to build new homes.”

Read the full statistical release here.