West of England housing associations: housing the combined authority area

Housing associations in the West of England are working to ease the housing crisis by building homes, investing in communities and contributing to the local economy.

23 March 2018

The West of England is a great place to live, but housing remains a significant challenge for many in the area. A long-term undersupply of new homes has led to spiralling costs for rent and ownership, and the chasm between average annual salary and house prices in the combined authority area means that home ownership is an unrealistic proposition for many. 

Housing associations house an estimated 10% of all households in the West of England and in the next three years are planning to spend more than £1.1bn on development projects, building 6,778 new homes in the process. Housing associations in the area also make a significant contribution to the local economy, with a combined turnover in excess of £869m.

Find out more about how housing associations are making a difference in the West of England.