Over 60 construction jobs are set to be created as 200 more new homes will be built by one of the north east’s largest social landlords.
County Durham Housing Group has announced fully funded plans to provide an extra 200 affordable homes, on top of its existing new build proposals.
The latest £22m investment will take the housing association’s new-build programme up to a total of 545 homes, worth more than £54m.
Bill Fullen, County Durham Housing Group chief executive, said: “We’ve all read about just how badly this country needs extra affordable housing. County Durham has its own unique requirements and our new-build programme is designed to make major inroads into meeting them.
“The whole programme focuses on building the right homes in the right places. We’ve already proved how relatively small developments like our recently completed family homes in Pity Me, just outside of Durham, can make a major difference to a community.