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CCHA deliver new homes amidst social housing crisis

CCHA deliver new homes amidst social housing crisis

CCHA’s latest development delivered under the GLA programme is completed and had its opening ceremony which took place on Monday.

The Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Patricia Hay-Justice, and Phyllis Baugh, CCHA’s President from whom it takes its name, officially opened Phyllis Baugh Court yesterday.

The Purley-based development, achieved through a partnership with Orbit Homes, provides 16 homes for affordable rent for local people.

Tracy Cullen, CCHA’s Chief Executive, believes that collaboration is vital within the social housing sector and is anticipant of the organisation’s future collaborative plans.

“This is the fourth scheme we have completed in partnership with Orbit Homes since May 2013, providing over 60 new homes for local people. There is an urgent need for housing in the boroughs within our community, so we are striving to help alleviate some of the pressure. We aim to have delivered another 350 new homes by 2020 and are currently looking at new sites.”

Construction of the development cost £3.5m, including a grant of £450,000 from the GLA and began in April 2014.

All of the homes are fitted with photovoltaic panels and voltage optimisers to combat the current fuel poverty crisis.

Residents who have just moved into the properties at Phyllis Baugh Court could not be happier with their new homes.

One resident said: “The house is lovely; very spacious and in such a nice area. I have needed to move house for quite a while now and CCHA have provided me with the perfect home.”