Four of the city’s Housing Associations have secured the funding from the Homes & Community Agency 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme. Liverpool Mutual Homes will be building 313 units, with Riverside receiving funding for 186, Plus Dane set to build 96 and Liverpool Housing Trust funded to build 51 units.
The homes – made up of 566 properties for rent and 80 for shared ownership – will be a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses and one and two bedroom apartments. Some will feature energy saving technologies to give tenants cheaper fuel bills.
Assistant mayor and Cabinet member for housing, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, said: “This is really great news for the city and is part of our commitment to improve the range and quality of properties on offer for residents. We are working closely with our housing associations to make sure the properties are built in the right places to meet the demand in the local area.
“It is another boost to the Mayor’s pledge to build 5,000 new homes and bring more than 1,000 back into use which we are already on track to exceed.
“We will also be making sure that as much of the construction work as possible benefits local firms and local people.”