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Keelman Homes secures additional Empty Homes Grant.

by Anne-Marie Pearce & filed under Empty Homes Programme

Charlton Walk, TeamsKeelman Homes has secured an additional Empty Homes Grant from the Homes and Communities
Agency (HCA)

The additional £400,000 has enabled the Keelman Homes Empty Homes Purchase and Repair Programme 2015-18 to double the number of empty homes which will be brought back into use in Gateshead.

The original programme included 20 units after initially securing £396,000 of grant funding. The new expanded programme is for 40 units based on the new total of £796,000 of grant funding.

The programme will bring approximately £2.8m of housing investment into Gateshead by March 2018, and provide a range of affordable-rent properties to people registered on the Housing Register.

All properties in the programme are acquired by Keelman Homes, refurbished to a high standard, then let at affordable rates and managed by The Gateshead Housing Company.

Amanda Gallagher, Development and Investment Manager for Keelman Homes, said: “This additional funding has meant we can double the number of properties that we can invest in which is great news for housing in Gateshead.

“We hope the programme makes a positive difference to local communities.”

Once completed Keelman Homes Limited will advertise the properties on Tyne and Wear Homes, alongside other properties managed by The Gateshead Housing Company.