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Homes England appeals for new strategic partners

Homes England has revealed it is looking for ‘ambitious, successful organisations’ to become strategic partners to help build more affordable homes.

The housing agency said not-for-profit registered providers, developers, and local authorities will be able to apply to become a strategic partner from next month (March).

According to a statement, the agency expects to launch a competitive bidding round for proposals to access Affordable Homes grant funding through the strategic partnership route in March.

‘We anticipate that the window for submitting proposals will be around six weeks, however this may be subject to change,’ the statement adds.

Homes England first launched strategic partnerships in 2018.

Since then, it has signed 23 partnerships with 27 housing associations, delivering around £1.8bn grant investment and over 40,000 additional affordable homes.

‘We know there is more appetite, experience and capacity across the sector to deliver affordable housing,’ the statement adds.

‘So, for the new affordable homes fund, we’ve redesigned our strategic partnership model, with an increased focus on the relationship element, and are opening this offer to a broader range of partners from across the housing sector.’

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