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Over 400 'affordable' homes coming to Wigan

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

Over 400 'affordable' homes coming to Wigan Over 400 'affordable' homes coming to Wigan

Wigan Council has said that more than 400 'affordable' homes will be built in the borough after the Homes and Communities Agency supplied £10 million in funds to various housing providers.

With around 3,000 people currently waiting for a home in Wigan, the money will be used to build a range of different homes - most of which will be made available for people on social rent.

Building work on the properties will take place in different locations across the borough during the next three years.

Wigan Council and Wigan and Leigh Housing are to build 112 homes on three sites.

Meanwhile, Adactus Housing Association will build 188 homes at a number of locations, and Helena Partnerships secured funding for a housing with care scheme for older people which will feature 101 apartments with on-site support and communal facilities and a further 30 two-bed bungalows.

Councillor David Molyneux, deputy leader of Wigan Council, said: “It is great news the council, along with other local housing providers, have successfully secured this funding. I’m sure construction of these schemes will provide a significant boost to the local building industry but more importantly will help us address the need for more affordable homes across Wigan Borough.

“These homes will be available to those on our housing waiting list and in particular there will be smaller properties which we need to help us manage the impact of welfare reform and the borough’s increasing older population.”

Around 230 affordable homes have been built in Wigan Borough in the last three years.

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