£32m investment in social housing
This article was first published on: 14 February 2017
A £32million investment into social housing across East Renfrewshire has been agreed.
Councillors approved the Housing Capital Programme for the next five years which will deliver extensive housing projects, and much needed housing for the years ahead.
Key projects will include:
- £4 million in upgrading central heating in social rent accommodation by 2021
- £1.4 million to rewire 400 properties
- £8 million on external structural projects including roofs and rendering
- £3.2 million invested in new internal elements such as kitchens, bathrooms, windows and doors
- £1.4 million upgrading sheltered housing
- £14.4 million on new build council housing
The announcement follows the news that East Renfrewshire Council, supported by the Scottish Government, will be spending £900,000 on off the shelf accommodation by the end of March 2017, adding additional properties to the area's social housing stock.
We are committed to providing the best quality homes possible for our residents so I'm delighted that we have made such a significant commitment to improving, and increasing, our housing stock. This will make a genuine difference to residents' lives and I look forward to seeing the plan become a reality. It's an exciting time as we enter the most extensive house building and investment programme in East Renfrewshire in a generation.
Councillor Danny Devlin - Convener of Housing