Sunday, 8 February 2009

£225 million more for homes in Hackney

Thousands of Hackney residents will benefit from a £225m funding injection, with the news that Hackney Homes has achieved a two-star rating from the Audit Commission.

The two-star rating frees up Government funding to spend on the Decent Homes programme, which means 7,000 households can now look forward to much needed new kitchens and bathrooms.

Already £190m has been spent on making Council homes decent in Hackney, with thousands of new windows, new roofs and other external improvements. The next phase of the programme, estimated to finish in 2012, will primarily focus on providing residents with new kitchens and bathrooms to meet the Government’s decent homes standard.

Our local Mayor, Jules Pipe, said: “Hackney Council has been working closely with Hackney Homes to improve services and raise standards, and I am delighted that residents are seeing the benefits of this partnership,”

For more information go to the Hackney Homes site:

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