Cabinet to discuss affordable social housing
Councillors will be recommending the renewal of its role as a direct provider of affordable, social housing at a Cabinet meeting on 1 August.
The council will use funding of £303,910 from Homes England to deliver Affordable Rent housing at York Buildings. This will provide six permanent homes to people on the council's housing register and support the council's 500 Affordable Rented Homes Programme.
It is anticipated that the tenants will be able to move into the new homes later in the year. Once the council has agreed the recommendation there will be future opportunities for the council to deliver more homes in this way in the future, helping to get more residents into their own homes.
Cllr Maya Evans (Lab), deputy leader and portfolio holder for housing and community development, said: "This is the start of the council providing council homes to our residents who desperately need them. We know there is a housing crisis, not only in our town, but across the country, and by once again offering council housing, we are doing what we can to address this. York Buildings is the first project, there are other developments in the pipeline which will all help towards our 500 Affordable Rented Homes Programme, which we are committed to completing."
The meeting will be available to watch online at 6pm on Monday 1 August. More information is available in the Cabinet papers.