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Affordable Housing Investment

Delivering genuinely affordable and sustainable homes.

Why invest in affordable housing?

There’s a shortage of high-quality, affordable housing across the UK, leaving families struggling to find secure and suitable accommodation.

The UK needs viable funding solutions that are sustainable for the long term to develop affordable, energy-efficient homes for those who need them most.

And there’s also mounting pressure to reach net zero by 2050.

How we’re building affordable, sustainable homes

Jack Burnham, Head of Affordable Housing, has had experience working in the social housing sector for almost 20 years, and discusses the importance of sustainability in the sector and how investing in high quality, affordable homes has a positive long-term social impact.

Our approach to affordable housing investment

To accelerate the delivery of affordable homes, the sector needs long-term patient capital. And that capital must be responsibly managed. We own a Registered Provider of Social Housing, enabling us to own and operate affordable housing across the country in accordance with social housing regulations.

We partner with experienced housing providers and focus on quality and service when we work with all stakeholders. This is so we can target outsized impact for communities, as well as resilient, index-linked income for investors.

Positive social impact

We believe relentless focus on quality and service leads to positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

Committed capital

Owning and operating our own Registered Provider means we can ensure the sector is provided directly with patient capital.


Energy efficient homes with net zero targets
in mind and reduced bills for residents.

“Our customers, partners, and investors want sustainability. And we plan to provide that by investing in affordable homes that’ll remain of good quality long-term and have a huge social impact through their occupation.”

Jack Burnham, Head of Affordable Housing at Octopus

Types of affordable housing we invest in

  • Elderly Affordable Housing
  • Supported Housing
  • Extra Care Housing
  • Affordable Rent
  • Shared Ownership
  • Social Rent
  • Intermediate Rent
  • Rent to Buy

Read our report ‘Closing the Gap’, a report on Affordable Housing in the UK

Meet the team

Jack Burnham, Head of Affordable Housing

Jack Burnham

Head of Affordable Housing

Peter Merchant

Investment Director

Elizabeth Austerberry

Chair of Registered Provider Board

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