Government figures show that programmes managed by Homes England started building 15,766 homes and completed 15,704 between 1 April and 30 September.
Of those started, the government’s housing accelerator reports that 9,909 – or 63 per cent – were classed as affordable, and of the completions, 11,091, making up a 71 per cent proportion.
Respectively, there was a 42 per cent and a 19 per cent increase on the same period last year.
Within this affordable bracket, rent dwellings make up the bulk of homes completed, with 7,943 delivered. Meanwhile, 2,841 were for intermediate affordable housing, and 307 were for social rent.
Last week, figures showed that overall, 47,355 affordable homes were delivered between April 2017 and March 2018, a yearly rise of 12 per cent.
Homes England chief executive Nick Walkley says: “These latest figures show the overall number of homes being built continues to rise, reflecting the hard work being carried out by the housing industry to build better homes faster.
“However, while they are encouraging to see, we cannot be complacent. We know there is more work to be done to meet the government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year, so we will continue to intervene in the housing market and use our land, powers and influence to make homes happen.”