15 new flats after social housing investment

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SCARBOROUGH is set to benefit from a £3.7 million investment in social housing.

York Housing Association is embarking on a series of new projects in Scarborough, York and East Yorkshire.

In total 33 new homes will be created including 15 one-bedroom flats to ease homelessness in Scarborough, as well as 12 family homes in York.

In addition, York Housing Association is to create three supported housing units in Scarborough for people with mental health issues and three supported homes for young people leaving care in East Yorkshire.

The announcement comes after York Housing Association was awarded £600,000 in grant aid from the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency

The association’s chief executive Julia Histon said: “Considering the current economic climate, the funding allocation is really good news and will enable us to provide much needed new affordable homes.

“Now we can press ahead with these projects which will make a real impact in improving the quality of life of local people.

“In the coming months we will be working closely with local authorities in York, Scarborough and East Yorkshire to identify suitable sites for development.

“I am particularly pleased that we will be able to go ahead with our plans for 15 flats for homeless single people in Scarborough. There is a real need for this type of accommodation in the town.”

In respect of the East Yorkshire project the association is hoping to identify sites in either Pocklington or Beverley.

It is anticipated all the projects will be completed by 2015.