646 affordable homes for Liverpool
Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government
After successfully bidding for £14 million from the Homes and Community Agency (HCA), 646 affordable homes are to be built across Liverpool over the next four years.
Liverpool City Council has announced that four housing associations will be involved in delivering the homes: Riverside (186 units), Liverpool Housing Trust (51), Liverpool Mutual Homes (313) and Plus Dane (96).
Liverpool's assistant mayor and cabinet member for housing, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, said: “This is really great news for the city and is part of our commitment to improve the range and quality of properties on offer for residents.
“We are working closely with our housing associations to make sure the properties are built in the right places to meet the demand in the local area.
“It is another boost to the Mayor’s pledge to build 5,000 new homes and bring more than 1,000 back into use which we are already on track to exceed.
“We will also be making sure that as much of the construction work as possible benefits local firms and local people.”
The LMH development contributes to the Building Our Future partnership announced recently by the city council which will see Redrow and LMH building 1,500 new homes over the next five years. A further 1,000 will be brought back into use in a partnership between LMH and Willmott Dixon.