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Croydon begins mass 'affordable' housebuilding scheme

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

Croydon begins mass 'affordable' housebuilding scheme Croydon begins mass 'affordable' housebuilding scheme

Building work has begun on more than 800 'affordable' homes in Croydon – the second biggest such scheme in London for 2013/14.

The 821 homes, which are being funded by the Greater London Authority, will be completed and ready to house more than 2,000 people in the next 18 months.

Work has also started on bringing more than 50 empty homes back into use for 'affordable' housing.

It has also been confirmed that Croydon is to receive part of the mayor of London’s £404 million allocation of funding to build 'affordable' homes.

The mayor’s housing covenant will see a total of 100 homes from 12 schemes in the borough built between 2016 and 2019.

Councillor Alison Butler, cabinet member for homes and regeneration, said: “We recognise that there is a housing crisis in London and that residents are finding it increasingly difficult to buy or rent.

“This new administration has pledged to deliver more affordable housing in Croydon, which is a major part of the regeneration we are set to see in the coming years.

“This latest programme of building will help to meet the huge demand for housing.”

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