Bexley gets £697K for extra affordable homes

David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has welcomed Government funding to build more affordable homes in Bexley. Through the New Homes Bonus, Bexley Council has been granted £697,379 this year to build much-needed housing in the local area.

The New Homes Bonus is a multi-billion pound programme that rewards communities when they accept more house building in their area. The Bonus includes an extra reward for building new affordable homes, and for getting long-term empty homes back into use.

Mr Evennett said:

“I hope that this extra funding can be used to help provide more affordable family homes, which we are increasingly short of in this country. The number of new homes being built has increased by a quarter thanks to the Government’s housing policies, helping more people onto the housing ladder for the first time and also create jobs in the construction industry”.

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