People in Llangollen looking to return empty properties back into use can now apply for financial help thanks to a new scheme.
The Houses into Homes scheme has made
over £2.35 million available to people across North Wales in a bid to provide
people with much needed homes.
In Denbighshire, over £300,000 has been made
The Welsh Government scheme provides interest free loans to
enable the renovation, improvement and conversion of empty properties for use as
Eligible properties must have been empty for six
months or more.
Single units of accommodation can receive a loan of up to a
maximum of £25,000, with a maximum loan of £150,000 available per applicant.
Denbighshire’s Cabinet Lead Member with responsibility for housing,
Councillor David Smith, said: “This funding is extremely welcome and will go a
long way in helping turn empty or derelict properties into homes for people
across the county.”
Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Housing, Regeneration and
Heritage, said: “Empty homes are, quite simply, a wasted resource. There are
approximately 20,000 long term empty properties across Wales, depriving people
of a much needed home and blighting the community.
“Providing good quality,
affordable homes for people is a priority across Wales and we have been
exploring a number of ways to help us meet the growing demand. We hope the
Houses into Homes scheme will encourage landlords, home owners and developers to
come forward and turn empty properties into homes.”
For more information
about Homes into Houses scheme, contact
Debbie Nalecz, Empty Homes
Officer on 01824 706817 or firstname.lastname@example.org