Thursday, 12 September 2013
FUNDING APPROVED FOR 15 AFFORDABLE NEW HOMES
Thanet District Council’s Cabinet tonight (Thursday 12 April) agreed for £300,000 from the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) to be used to help to bring 15 empty properties in Thanet back into use as affordable housing.
The £300,000 will provide the necessary match funding for the council’s successful bid for Housing and Communities Agency (HCA) funding in April 2013.
The main focus of the funding is to bring empty properties in town centres back into residential use. The council will now proceed to identify appropriate properties for lease and repair. On completion, the properties will be advertised through Choice Based Lettings to households on the Housing Register in accordance with the council’s Lettings Policy.
Cabinet member for Housing, Cllr. David Green said: “Tackling Thanet’s housing needs is a major priority for the council and this funding will help to go some way towards doing just that. We have a long housing waiting list and insufficient housing to offer so achieving this funding is great news. The council will continue to focus on the area’s housing needs and leverage any opportunity that will help us to achieve positive results for our residents.”