Council Welcomes Investment in New Affordable Housing

The Highland Council has welcomed the Scottish Executive’s announcement that a record £31.5million will be invested in the provision of new affordable housing in the Highlands in this financial year. £10 million of this will be routed through the Community Ownership Programme, with a target of 225 new homes.

Councillor Sheena Slimon, the Council’s housing spokesperson, said: "We are delighted with this news. The record levels of investment will increase our ability to house even more of our families and single people.

"Last year, we received £25.5 million and through our joint working with other agencies we increased this to £33.5 million, thereby allowing 683 affordable homes to start on site. If the Community Ownership ballot is successful in October we will be able to build yet more homes for families and single people on our waiting list."

25 May 2006