The government is helping local councils and developers work with local communities to plan and build better places to live for everyone. This includes building affordable housing, improving the quality of rented housing, helping more people to buy a home, and providing housing support for vulnerable people.

Policies 4

  1. Helping people to buy a home

    We're helping people wanting to own their own home through schemes like the Help to Buy and Right to Buy and encouraging self-builders.

  2. Increasing the number of available homes

    We're helping to get Britain building again, through schemes like the NewBuy Guarantee, New Homes Bonus and loan guarantees for developers.

  3. Improving the rented housing sector

    We're improving the quality and quantity of social homes for rent and encouraging investment in the private rented sector.

  4. Providing housing support for older and vulnerable people

    We are committed to providing housing advice and housing support services to those who need it most.




  1. Disposing of land

    • 4 December 2014
    • Guidance
  2. Current registered providers of social housing

    • 4 December 2014
    • Notice
  3. Housing Matters magazine 2014

    • 3 December 2014
    • Promotional material

See all publications


Detailed guides

  1. Housing market and house price information: notes and definitions

    Information for local authorities and data analysts, including methodology, the Communities and Local Government House Price Index, the Regulated Mortgage Survey Read more

  2. Definitions of general housing terms

    Definitions for local authorities compiling data. Read more

  3. Assured tenancy forms

    Forms for landlords and/or tenants to propose action relating to tenancy agreements. Read more

  4. Housing finance and household expenditure: notes and definitions

    Information on how statistics on housing finance and household expenditure are compiled. Read more

  5. Homelessness data: notes and definitions

    Information and guidance for local authorities compiling the P1E quarterly data returns on homelessness. Read more

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