Investment proposal for Sheffield homes

 

Sheffield City Council Town Hall

Sheffield City Council proposes £400 million investment for the maintenance of homes and estates, over the next five years.

Tenants can expect improvements to kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, roofs and communal areas.

Councillor Jim Steinke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety, said: “We are pleased that we will be able to build more quality, safe and affordable homes as a result of the lifting of the Housing Revenue Account Cap.

“Despite Government restrictions and reduced funding it’s pleasing to see so much positive work being done. It will be important for the Government to give councils across the country what they need so they can build truly affordable homes for social rent.”

Sheffield City Council plan to prioritise introducing new policies to improve the quality of homes, with a focus on ensuring homes are safe and of good quality, resolving complaints effectively, and making sure residents are empowered and listened to.

The investment plans have been published following Government’s announcement to lift the Housing Revenue Account Debt Cap for local authorities.

In addition to investments for rented homes, the plan proposes a boost for the city’s new build programme, which will entail building 1,600 new homes, bringing empty properties into use, and acquiring properties to rent out as council homes.

 

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