9 December 2016

New project to build affordable housing in the city agreed

Councillors approved recommendations for a joint venture to provide homes for people on low incomes in the city to buy or rent. The living wage joint venture proposal with Hyde Housing was discussed at the Policy, Resources & Growth Committee on 8 December.

Councillor Warren Morgan,  chair of the Policy, Resources and Growth Committee said: “Brighton & Hove City Council has decided to build over a thousand new and truly affordable homes for people in Brighton & Hove who need them, in partnership with Hyde Housing. This is the biggest commitment on housing in the city for a generation.

“We are delighted the Living Wage joint venture proposal has been accepted by Policy, Resources & Growth Committee. It is good news for the city’s residents struggling to find affordable homes to rent or buy.

“The proposal will deliver decent and genuinely affordable homes for local residents and create a significant number of jobs and apprenticeships.

“All parties agree that there is a significant and pressing need for genuinely affordable homes for local people in this city.”

Read the full Policy Resources & Growth Committee report on the Living Wage Joint Venture housing delivery option (agenda item number 92).