A total of 646 affordable homes are to be built across Liverpool over the next four years after a successful bid for £14 million of Government cash.
Four of the city’s Housing Associations have secured the funding from the Homes and Community Agency (HCA) 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme. They are:
• Riverside – 186 units
• Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT) – 51 units
• Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) – 313 units
• Plus Dane – 96 units
The homes – made up of 566 properties rented and 80 for shared ownership – will be a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses and one and two bedroom apartments. Some will feature energy saving technologies to give tenants cheaper fuel bills.
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.