Helping key workers and first time buyers to get their first home

flagship First Homes scheme, has been launched today, offering discounted homes for local first-time buyers and key workers, providing an affordable route into home ownership for even more people who want to own their own home.

  • Owning a home in your local area should not be the preserve of a small number of people, but a mainstream, realistic and affordable option for people across the country. 
  • That is why the government has today launched our new First Homes scheme, which will help local first-time buyers and key workers– from front-line doctors and nurses to delivery drivers and supermarket staff - onto the housing ladder by offering homes at a 30 per cent discount, ensuring that homeownership remains an affordable option for local people.
  • This will help more local people and their families buy a home in their local area rather than being forced out due to rising prices – levelling up opportunity across the country.
  • It is important to stress that this is not just an initiative to change the price of the existing housing stock, which would simply replace rationing by price with rationing by who is eligible for the reduced price properties. The First Homes scheme is part of a package which includes building a million new affordable homes during this parliament.


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