Affordable Homes Programme gives extra funding for regeneration projects

A builder using a computer with plans in the background
An extension to the Affordable Homes Programme has been announced which will now give funding towards renovating existing homes to bring them up to standard (Image credit: Getty Images)

A UK Government agency has announced that grant funding provided through the Affordable Homes Programme can now be used to fund replacement homes.

Homes England, the public body that funds new affordable housing in England, says the move means it can better support its partners to replace housing that is outdated and no longer fit-for-purpose, with a larger number of high-quality and energy-efficient affordable homes.

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