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Yorkshire Housing has been named as one of the top 50 biggest builders in a review of housing association development activity.

 The business, which has a portfolio of more than 18,000 homes county wide, was 42nd in Inside Housing’s 2019 list of the most prolific housing associations.

 Yorkshire Housing moved up eight places from its previous ranking having completed 313 brand new homes in the last financial year.

 The total investment in new homes came to £29.1m, including an £8.7m grant from the government.

 The figures, which were published last Friday, show Yorkshire Housing contributed to alleviating the housing crisis through 79 properties for social rent and 102 for affordable rent.

Head of development Justine Gore said: “We’re delighted that our hard work is being recognised.

 

“We’ve gone from 50 to 42 on this list and this is down to the hard work of the team at Yorkshire Housing.

 

“Delivering new homes will provide an opportunity for hundreds of people to move into high quality homes offering tenures of choice to our prospective customers.

 Inside Housing’s survey showed the overall number of new homes built across the sector went up in 2018/19.

 The number of new properties proposed for 2019/20 is also bigger than last year’s tally.

 This year’s top 50 developing housing associations built more than 38,000 homes across all tenures – an increase of nearly eight per cent on last year’s total.

 It is the second year running that overall numbers have gone up.

 This year’s figures show a big increase in the building of low-cost ownership homes, including shared ownership.

 The number of homes delivered of this tenure was 11,248, which is a 21 per cent increase on last year.

 Yorkshire Housing produced 97 homes for this tenure, plus another 27 for market sale.

Justine added: “Our progress means we can deliver more much needed homes to the region.

 

“We are continuing working towards our strategic priority of delivering 3,120 homes by 2021 and a further 3,000 new homes by 2025/26.

 

“As a team and business, we will be implementing new ways of working and exploring modern methods of construction to help deliver our growth plans.”​

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