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Bulk of affordable homes will be for buyers not renters

The Independent reports, the housing secretary’s, Robert Jenrick, announcement that the majority of the Government's new £8.6bn “affordable homes programme” will be directed at helping homebuyers rather than renters

Out of the 119,000 new homes being built, 6,250 are set to be rural affordable homes with a small minority available for social rent.

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Housing Tim Farron criticised the announcement, noting that it “once again completely overlooks rural communities which are being turned into ghost towns because of excessive second homeownership.”

Full article:

The Independent - Bulk of ‘affordable homes programme’ will be for buyers, not renters

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