Homeless families begin to move into new Coventry homes - The Coventry Observer

Homeless families begin to move into new Coventry homes

Coventry Editorial 27th Mar, 2023   0

HOMELESS families have begun to move into 25 temporary homes bought by Coventry City Council, with 14 now let to those in need.

A further seven houses have also been refurbished and will be let in the next few months, while four are in the process of being bought, with one purchase completed last week.

In total, the council is buying 50 homes with three bedrooms or more for £13million, with many of the properties being former homes of multiple occupation (HMO).

The first phase of 25 homes will cost £6million and will bring initial savings of £176,000 a year.

Latest figures suggest there are around 508 families in temporary accommodation, with 218 of them in either three or four-bedroom properties.

The council’s cabinet member for housing and communities, Coun David Welsh said: “This is a really important scheme and we are getting lots of positive feedback from families who have moved into some of the homes.

“It is bringing families back into areas which are often dominated by HMOs and the standards of refurbishment are excellent.”

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