Today’s Government funding announcement for social housing is excellent news for tenants across Salford.
Housing Minister Mark Prisk MP has today announced £1 billion of “decent homes” money for Councils across England, with Salford receiving a lion’s share of the funding pot – £12 million in 2013/14 and over £17 million in 2014/15 for a grand total of £51855000 including monies already allocated for 2011/12 and 2012/13.
Making the announcement, the Minister said:
"By improving this country's council homes we will transform many families' lives for the better, bringing their living standards up to scratch ensuring that their home is the safe haven it is meant to be.
"But the benefits of the £1billion I've confirmed today reach far beyond tenants themselves and into the local economy. With every pound spent on improvements boosting local business, creating new jobs and supporting local spending, I want to see councils realising the benefits of this cash as soon as possible."
Iain Lindley, Conservative Councillor for Walkden South, said:
"I’m delighted that the Government recognises the need to invest in our local social housing, and this is a huge amount of money which will make a massive difference to tenants across the City."