A social landlord has received an award of £1million, enabling 30 new apartments to be built as part of an assisted accommodation building.
South Tyneside Housing Ventures Trust (STHVT) has been granted the money as part of the government’s campaign to build more affordable homes. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has made a total of £7billion available for affordable home projects.
STHVT will use the £1,050,000 award to build 30 apartments in Whitburn, on the location of Croftside House.
The current supported accommodation on site is no longer fit for its intended purpose and redevelopment would be cost prohibitive.
South Tyneside Housing Ventures Trust is a private and independent not-for-profit organization that was launched in 2013 by South Tyneside Homes and South Tyneside Council to provide social housing.
Company secretary Brian Scott said that STHVT was pleased to receive the funding, which will enable it to deliver the affordable housing that local need demands.
He confirmed that the money will be used to deliver affordable homes on the site of the soon to be demolished Croftside Housing Plus scheme in Whitburn.