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Homes England

Homes England

Homes England is the new national housing agency, launched to play a major role in fixing the housing market and enabling delivery of homes that our country needs. 

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. We work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.

We invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floor space and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country. The homes we fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices. Our 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.

We own public land, which we sell to house builders and others. This is one of the ways in which we overcome barriers to development and help increase the speed with which house builders can build new homes.

We also regulate social housing providers (mostly housing associations) in England. We 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.

Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

Homes England was launched by the Secretary of State on 11 January 2018. Homes England is the trading name of Homes and Communities Agency. To find out more about what we do please visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england.

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Our Priorities

  • Invest over £4 billion in building new homes, helping around 70,000 families and individuals to own or rent their own home.
  • Sell land that will be suitable for building around 6,000 more homes in the future.
  • Build over 315,000 square metres of new business floorspace.
  • Bring over 450 hectares of derelict land back into use for local people.
  • Develop our regulatory framework and improve our ability to effectively regulate the social housing sector, which is becoming more complex and risky.
  • Make sure our organisation continues to develop so we are ready to respond to the things government asks us to do in the future.

Equality and Diversity

Our approach to equality and diversity is at the heart of our efforts to meet the needs of our diverse communities. Diversity is one of our corporate values and is championed at board and in our Executive Management team. Our commitment to equality and diversity aims to create a way of working that enables us to respond to the needs of all communities in a way that is fair and proportionate.

To support us in setting and delivering our vision for equality and diversity we established an independent board advisory group. Reporting to our board and executive team, the Equality and Diversity Board Advisory Group consists of stakeholders with a commitment to and expertise in diversity issues.

Benefits at Homes England

List of all the benefits that Homes England are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Pension Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Various Health Screenings
  • Life Insurance
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Working
  • Relocation Scheme

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