Tenants handed keys for new supported housing
A new £1.23million housing development in Moray has officially opened.
Tenants have moved into Osprey Housing Moray’s recently completed homes in Fochabers in the housing association’s first new-build development in the town.
This is the start of the company’s partnership with the council to provide supported housing for residents with particular needs.
The properties are based on Castle Avenue.
Osprey Chief Executive, Glenn Adcook, said: “This has been a model project in terms of the collaboration with our key partners. We have worked closely with Moray Council to develop and provide the type of housing they require. We agreed to commit additional funding to the development in order to ensure provision of homes and facilities that has allowed residents, who might otherwise have had to relocate elsewhere, to stay in Fochabers.”
Ten properties at the site were supplied by Osprey, consisting of four one-bed flats, four three-bed semidetached houses and two four-bed detached homes.
The Scottish Government’s Housing Minister Kevin Stewart spoke of the importance of these properties.
“These high quality, modern, and sustainable affordable homes will be an asset to Fochabers,” he said.
“Supported by Scottish Government funding, this development is providing affordable housing to people with particular support needs ensuring they can stay in their local community and also reduce living costs such as heating.
“We are committed to delivering at least 50,000 affordable homes over this Parliament, and ensuring they meet the needs of people and communities across Scotland – backed by £3billion of investment. Working together with housing associations and councils, we are on target to reach that ambition.”
“These are high quality, modern, and sustainable homes”