Housing association completes new affordable homes
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Jephson Homes Housing Association has completed 14 new affordable homes in Farsley, Leeds.
The 16,000-home provider worked with developer Bellway on the two and three-bedroom properties, which are available for rent and shared ownership.
Christine Paine (pictured) was one of the first to move in to one of the properties under the shared ownership scheme. She said: “I was driving past one day and noticed a line of terraced houses. I realised the house builders had to include some affordable housing as part of the development, so I got in touch.
“I wanted to buy for my own security and would rather pay money into a mortgage rather than spending it on rent.
“Ultimately I’d like to own the whole place but this is a stepping stone to achieve that; I’d definitely recommend it to other people.”
Stuart Shore, Jephson's regional director, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to work with Bellway to provide these new homes; they really have exceeded our expectations.
“It is tremendous to be able to welcome our first residents and their positive reactions show how much this type of housing is needed.
“I would like to thank Leeds City Council for all their help in making Farsley work. We hope it will nurture a strong community base for many years to come.”