Horsham District Council’s housing company completes on four new affordable homes

Horsham District Homes, Horsham District Council’s wholly owned housing company, has taken handover of four new affordable homes. Developed by Crayfern Limited, the one bedroom properties will be allocated to households from the Council’s Housing Register.

Horsham District Homes was created to with the objectives of:

  • Giving a boost to the existing delivery of affordable housing in the District
  • Making the best use of affordable housing financial contributions, and;
  • Providing a financial return to the Council for further reinvestment in housing and in District facilities.

It provides affordable rented homes on Council owned land and smaller development sites to ensure on site delivery can be achieved. This development is the second site completed in 2021 with more affordable rented homes planned for 2022.

Councillor Tricia Youtan, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Public Protection said:

I had the pleasure of viewing these properties recently and was very impressed. They will provide fantastic homes to households on our Housing Register.

There is a real pressure for councils to provide affordable homes and I’m really pleased our Council has a housing company to support our commitment to provide affordable homes for our District’s residents.

Councillor Tricia Youtan, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Public Protection

Following a model seen in other councils, Horsham District Homes as a company, is separate from the Council but wholly owned by it. It is led by Council appointed directors but other staff resources – such as legal, financial and administrative support, come from within the Council.

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