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New RBH homes on Queens Drive, Kirkholt

RBH receives £3.4m affordable homes boost

More affordable homes are on the way in Rochdale after RBH were allocated £3.382m Government grant to support the delivery of 99 new homes across the Borough.

The money has been allocated to RBH by the Homes and Communities Agency as part of the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme for 2016 to 2021. The grant award will help RBH to provide 99 new high-quality two and three bedroom family houses across the borough.  The schemes will include 60 ‘rent to buy’ homes supporting regeneration in Smallbridge and Lower Falinge together with 39 shared ownership homes in Middleton and Pennines.

These 99 homes will take the number of new mutual homes built by RBH to 278. Since becoming a mutual housing society in 2013, RBH have completed 133 new homes for rent across the borough, with a further 46 ready to start or under construction.

Clare Tostevin, RBH Director of Communities, said:

“This additional funding is great news and will not only help deliver new homes but also support local jobs and apprenticeships. The new homes we have built over the past five years are greatly valued by local communities, and this new grant will support our plans to provide further new high-quality homes across Rochdale borough and offer new affordable options for those who would like to own their home.”

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