New funding for affordable housing

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Additional money from the Scottish Government over a four-year period will help Angus Council build more affordable housing.

The funding of £9.39 million will be available from 2015 to 2019 and will provide grants of around £46,000 per house for Angus Council and around £58,000 per house for its housing association partners.

The council and its housing association partners are already investing over £12 million to build up to 100 houses over the next two years as part of the Affordable Housing Supply Programme in partnership with the Government.

This substantial new investment will help to maintain the momentum and will be an important factor in sustaining and creating new employment and training opportunities.

Council spokesperson Councillor Donald Morrison commented: “The grants will enable over 200 new homes to be built across Angus and crucially, the lead-in time will give us the ability to carefully plan our investment so that we can target it to the area’s most in need.”