Meeting your housing needs -

Providing new homes

We provide new homes to address the shortage of quality affordable housing.

Developing and acquiring new properties helps us to keep rents as low as possible for everyone and prevent more people from being at risk of homelessness.

We don’t provide new homes without improving existing ones and if you live in one of our properties, you’ll benefit from our new build programme.

We apply for funding to help us build and acquire new homes for rent and some shared ownership. This generates extra income that we can reinvest to improve our older properties, develop new homes to meet demand where we can, provide important community services and keep rent levels affordable.

95

new energy efficient homes completed between April 2020 and March 2021.

261

new homes currently under construction as part of our own developments, with 177 expected to be ready for tenants by March 2022.

159

more new homes to be acquired through Section 106 Affordable Housing Agreements, with 83 expected to be ready to handover to tenants by March 2022.

226

new homes ready to start construction next year.

We’re providing more new homes than at any time over the last ten years as a housing association, and we expect to do more next year.

The housing crisis across the country has been well documented and we need to continue to provide new homes to do all we can to meet local demand and prevent the risk of overcrowding or homelessness.

The homes we’re developing aren’t just new. They also involve new methods of construction, including modular building, while being more sustainable than ever before. They use less energy, are environmentally friendly and will keep down running costs for tenants.

“When I found out that I could move into a home on this new development, I was over the moon. It’s a three-bedroom house in a quiet cul-de-sac – which means it’s safer for my children to play out. I like that it’s modern and everything is new.”

You can read how Ailie’s new home in Little Lever has helped changed her family’s life, here: www.readtap4.online/tap4-issue-5/building-homes-and-changing-lives