£2m to build af­ford­able homes

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Ash­ford has se­cured £2.1 mil­lion of fund­ing to build 106 af­ford­able homes in the bor­ough.

The an­nounce­ment from the Homes and Com­mu­ni­ties Agency (HCA) brings the to­tal fund­ing for hous­ing in the area in last three years to just over £11 mil­lion.

Cllr Gerry Clark­son, leader of Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil, said: “We wel­come the an­nounce­ment of new fund­ing from the HCA. It en­ables us to carry on with our pro-ac­tive pro­gramme of pro­vid­ing af­ford­able homes.

“More widely, it also sup­ports our am­bi­tion to be­come self-fi­nanc­ing as an au­thor­ity in the fu­ture.”

The coun­cil has also launched a prop­erty com­pany to buy af­ford­able units and a let­tings com­pany for pri­vate land­lords, which it claims will help tackle the short­age of af­ford­able hous­ing.

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