Labour Councillor Gill Williams, Chair of Brighton & Hove Council’s Housing Committee, providing an update on house-building in the city.
Council-built or purchased social housing has grown since restrictions were relaxed on the use of the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) – the account that all council tenants’ rents are paid into.
We promised to provide a minimum of 800 additional council homes over the next four years and we are on course to meet that target.
New builds include the sites at Selsfield Drive, Moulsecoomb, and Victoria Road, Portslade. And we are also buying back homes sold through the “right to buy”.
We have a joint venture with the Hyde Group housing association called Homes for Brighton and Hove. This housing will be built as land is acquired.
When a housing association can acquire land, they build a mixture of homes for rent, shared ownership and private sale…
Read Councillor Williams’ full article in Brighton & Hove News: https://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2020/06/17/what-we-are-doing-to-build-more-homes-in-brighton-and-hove/