Affordable Housing - What does it mean?

The phrase 'affordable housing' isn't fully understood by a large number of people.  The reality is clearly explained in the glossary of the Planning Explained booklet produced by the Campaign to Protect Rural England:

Affordable housing is not available on the open market.  It is available as social rented, affordable rented or as shared ownership housing.  and is managed by a Registered Social Landlords, who may be the local authority

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