Over 500 'affordable' homes delivered in North Yorkshire
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
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A partnership established to deliver good quality housing developed 536 homes across North Yorkshire last year.
And the North Yorkshire Strategic Housing Partnership (NYSHP) – in its annual report released this week – also reported a 15% increase in help to prevent homelessness and a drop in the use of temporary accommodation.
“Last year, despite continued housing market uncertainty, we delivered 536 additional affordable homes across North Yorkshire,” said councillor Richard Foster, chair of local government North Yorkshire and York Housing Board, which leads the partnership.
“This adds to our track record of delivering against our Strategic Priorities though close partnership working with a wide range of organisations.
“The landscape for the development of new affordable housing is changing, with grant rates reducing and greater uncertainty in the sector. We have also begun to deal with the impacts of welfare reform on our communities, housing providers and housing stock and continue to work to minimise this wherever possible.”
Of the 536 'affordable' homes delivered across the region, 277 were delivered with public subsidy and 259 without.