Emmaus Hull & Chevin Housing secure government funding
Published by Paula Littleboy for Together Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
Emmaus Hull’s housing association partner, Chevin Housing Association Ltd (a member of the Together Housing Group) has secured £688,000 of funding under the Homes and Communities Agency’s National Affordable Homes Programme and will also invest a further 1.5m to help build an Emmaus Community in Hull.
The plan is to provide accommodation and work for formerly homeless people on land to the west of Lockwood Street. This will also bring community facilities to the area such as a coffee shop with internet access, a shop selling second- hand donated goods and recycling facilities.
Patrick Doyle, Chair of Emmaus Hull said “A wonderful new year present for the project. We welcome our partnership with Chevin and will be working closely with them to bring our plans to fruition”.
He went on to say, “This is very good news indeed, but we still have to raise money to meet the funding gap of nearly a million pounds. We are making good progress with our charity shop and thank our existing donors but we do need to take our fundraising to the next level.”
Denis Creaghan, Executive Director of Chevin Housing Association said “Chevin is very pleased to have secured funding from the Homes and Communities Agency and from its own borrowing for this scheme and is looking forward to working with Emmaus to deliver a full range of services. This is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved and I’m sure the people of Hull will give their full backing and support to the project”.