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Over 50 'affordable' homes coming to Manchester after further HCA largesse

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Development, Finance

Over 50 'affordable' homes coming to Manchester after further HCA largesse Over 50 'affordable' homes coming to Manchester after further HCA largesse

New 'affordable' housing is to be built on spare land across north Manchester after the Homes and Communities Agency chucked a few quid in.

The 56 properties will be built by Manchester City Council, which submitted a bid to the HCA's affordable homes programme - and netted itself £1 million.

The funds will cover a fifth of the building costs, with the council making up the rest.

The Riverdale area of Blackley will see 24 new homes built with the rest in Collyhurst - 11 will be built in Irk Valley; 18 in Smedley Dip and three in Hendham Vale.

The homes will be managed by ALMO Northwards Housing, which runs 13,500 homes on behalf of the council.

Northwards' director of property services, Larry Patrick, said: “New homes will help regenerate north Manchester and will help give the area a boost.

“The building work will allow us to build attractive houses and bungalows for people to live and is a big economic boost for the area.

“Bringing unused, vacant sites back into use helps create good neighbourhoods.”

Cllr Jeff Smith, the council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “Investment in new homes is critical to the continued growth of the city. This funding will go some way in helping us deliver the amount of new housing we will need in the coming years to support our projected population growth.”

Work on the new homes is due to start in January.

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