The number of affordable homes available for families and young people to rent in South Norfolk is the highest since the 1980s.
Figures released by the Government show that over the last three years the council has delivered over 1,400 affordable houses, more than any other authority in either Norfolk or Suffolk and we are predicting to provide another 1,500 over the next three years.
In the last year, at a time when Central Government has recognised the need to deliver more houses, South Norfolk Council has delivered a record 629, much needed, affordable homes for local people.
This provision of affordable housing, through a combination of controlled growth and forward planning, in partnership with the government’s Help to Buy Scheme has resulted in more than thirteen hundred homes being bought or rented by people who would otherwise have struggled to get onto the property ladder.
Yvonne Bendle, Cabinet member for Well-being and Early Intervention said. “Our record on delivering affordable homes and preventing homelessness is second to none and something in which we take great pride. Every affordable home we’ve built is an opportunity for someone to have their own home and a chance for independence. We are keeping families close to each other, supporting our communities and providing local people with houses that they can afford.
“There has been criticism about the effects of right to buy on the affordable housing supply but we have shown that with the right approach we can provide housing options and help prevent homelessness. South Norfolk now has more affordable housing than ever before.”
You can find out more about affordable housing in South Norfolk by visiting www.south-norfolk.gov.uk