Home Truths 2016/17: East of England

The Federation’s annual report on the housing market in the East of England.

1 February 2017

Home Truths is the Federation’s annual snapshot of the housing market in England. It is published as nine separate regional reports and provides local data on affordability, unemployment rates and the shortfall in housing supply.

This report highlights the housing challenges that the East of England faces, including that:

  • Average house prices are above the national average at £288,000.
  • In addition, average private rents in the region now cost £786 a month, rising to over £1,400 a month in one area.

The report also illustrates how housing associations are providing solutions to these challenges, including that:

  • Last year housing associations in the East of England built almost 3,500 new homes, and started building nearly 4,500 more.
  • Associations continue to build many social rented homes in the region and last year over 80% of these homes were funded without government assistance.

Our homes are for everybody – from those most in need, to young people, families and first time buyers, to older and more vulnerable people who may need support. We’ll continue to deliver across the mix to meet changing housing needs.

If you share our sense of purpose, let’s work together to end the housing crisis.