News story published on 28 June 2017
We are part of 88,000 homes being built by PlaceShapers’ members in the next five years.
PlaceShapers is a network of more than 100 community focused housing associations. Its new ‘We Build’ report sets out the increasing contribution that members have made - and will make - to solving the housing crisis.
In the next five years we will be building over 2,000 new homes.
Chief Executive, Claire Higgins, said: “As a PlaceShaper we build affordable homes that respond to local need. Our homes are more than bricks and mortar. Our homes build and shape communities.”
We Build was launched at the Chartered Institute of Housing conference on Tuesday 27 June. We Build shows that:
- PlaceShapers will complete 88,000 new homes in the next five years. This is a 12% overall increase on existing housing stock and 35% of homes predicted to be built by the housing association sector by 2022.
- Over a 10-year period, PlaceShapers are ramping up to deliver an additional 152,000 new homes by 2027, almost doubling our recent output.
- PlaceShapers members have built over 52,000 new homes in the last six years with at least 11,400 in the past year alone.
PlaceShapers’ Chair, Sinéad Butters, said: “We see the housing crisis everyday as people are priced out of decent, secure and genuinely affordable homes.
“We are part of the solution and are stepping up to deliver 152,000 new homes across all tenures by 2027.”
To read PlaceShapers report in full visit: www.placeshapers.org/we-build/