Affordable housing covers a range of different tenures and options for people who can not afford to access market housing. Housing should be at a price low enough for people to afford in relation to their income and the local house prices.
The different types of affordable housing can be broadly split in to two types, homes for rent and low cost home ownership.
The Housing Strategy and Development Team work with a number of partners to maximise the provision of quality, sustainable, affordable housing in the city. The team works to meet the housing needs of a wide range of people from general needs housing to specialist supported housing. In addition to supporting the work of our partners, we have recently started to build new council housing.
In the last 7 years there have been 964 new affordable homes completed in York