Hous­ing coun­cil­lor wel­comes launch of self-build loan fund

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

News that peo­ple in Scot­land who want to build their own homes will now be able to ap­ply to a £4 mil­lion self-build loan fund has been wel­comed by Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil’s hous­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tive. Pol­icy lead for com­mu­ni­ties, hous­ing, is­lands and Gaelic Coun­cil­lor Robin Cur­rie says the scheme, funded by the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment af­ter a suc­cess­ful pi­lot pro­ject by the High­land Small Com­mu­ni­ties Hous­ing Trust, is ‘fan­tas­tic news’ for peo­ple in this re­gion. ‘We know there’s a short­age of af­ford­able hous­ing across the UK, and the coun­cil’s Strate­gic Hous­ing In­vest­ment Plan (SHIP) has al­ready started to ad­dress this. There are lots of peo­ple who would like to build their own home but have found it dif­fi­cult to get a self-build mort­gage. ‘This new loan fund helps to make that dream a re­al­ity and gives them the op­por­tu­nity to ac­cess the fi­nance re­quired to cre­ate a home that meets their needs and lifestyle. ‘This is a pos­i­tive step and I hope that peo­ple make the most of it,’ he said. To find out more about the self-build loan fund, go to hscht.co.uk/scot­land-self­build-loan-fund.html

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