About us

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The government is committed to helping working people buy a home of their own and to increasing the supply of affordable homes to buy.

Since 2010 over 563,000 households with help from government-backed affordable housing schemes have gained the stability, opportunity and security that comes from buying a home.

Our plans include:

To keep up to date with what we’re doing to help you own your home, please visit GOV.UK – Homebuying where you can get the latest information and subscribe for email alerts. If you are interested in Right to Buy or Starter Homes, you can sign up for separate information on these.

You can look out for other ways the government is helping, for example through encouraging self-build and through supporting communities to draw up their own neighbourhood plans.

Who does what?

Find out more about what different government departments and agencies are doing to help more people own their home: