Executive to spend over 17m on local housing upgrades and maintenance next year

Thursday, 24 August 2017

THE Housing Executive plans to spend more than 17m in upgrading and maintaining its properties across Mid and East Antrim in 2017/18, councillors heard last week.
Plans for the area were unveiled in a presentation to the council's Community Planning committee in Ballymena.
The Executive is also due to make a significant investment in the area to support the delivery of new homes.
17.68 million will be invested in upgrading and maintaining its properties, supporting people to live independently, increasing the energy efficiency of homes and providing grant aid in the private sector.
Through its landlord and regional services, last year the Housing Executive invested 40.94 million in the MEA Council area.
This includes grant aid to Housing Associations for the building of new houses to rent.
The Executive highlighted many of the achievements the organisation has made throughout Northern Ireland in the past year.
Speaking at the presentation, Catherine McFarland, the Housing Executive's Director of Finance, said: "Our Housing Investment Plan was informed by a range of stakeholders and developed as a comprehensive conversation piece for the whole housing sector in Northern Ireland.
“The Housing Executive works hard to maintain a good working relationship with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and it is important this continues.
“As the strategic housing authority for Northern Ireland we have prepared this plan to inform the community planning partnership on the state of the housing market, on housing needs, the policy priorities and public sector investment proposals for 2015-19.
*Read the full story in this week's Guardian


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