Trafford Council renews commitment to social housing

Trafford Council has again showed its commitment to providing more social housing across the borough.

The Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration has approved a plan to review and update the Trafford Affordable Housing Fund to help increase the availability of social rented accommodation.

The change means the Council and housing associations can utilise the fund as part of a wider scheme that may already have Homes England or other grant funding – therefore helping to increase social housing provision overall.

The Trafford Affordable Housing Fund was launched in September 2018 as part of a Trafford Council commitment to address the lack of affordable housing in the borough. The Fund is currently being used to provide 30 new apartments for social rent in Timperley, Altrincham, which will be completed in September 2021. 

The apartments are being delivered by Trafford Council in partnership with Trafford Housing Trust.

The Fund also supports the Council’s Corporate Objectives of ‘Building Quality, Affordable and Social Housing’, ‘Successful and Thriving Places’ and providing ‘Targeted Support’.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:

“Trafford Council has shown total commitment to providing more affordable housing across the borough and will continue to do so.

“This review of the Trafford Affordable Housing Fund will enable the Council to take a proactive role in increasing the provision of affordable housing, and meet corporate priorities to tackle the severe affordability issues that residents in Trafford are currently facing.”

Posted on Thursday 8th July 2021