Twenty five affordable homes in Ushaw Moor are welcoming their first residents after a major investment by one of the region’s largest landlords.
Families are now moving into the new properties constructed for believe housing on the Middlewood Moor development in the popular village.
The homes, a mixture of two and three bedroom properties, have been built by national house builder Taylor Wimpey specifically for social rent by the housing group. The homes represent an investment of more than £1.7m by believe housing to provide affordable homes in the area.
Homes at Ushaw Moor feature high levels of insulation, the latest heating systems and double glazing; all expected to bring big savings to tenants when compared with older homes, particularly those in the private rented sector.
The development forms part of an overall 297 home new build programme by the group between the Tyne and Tees across a three year period. By 2020, believe housing will have invested £32m across 17 sites providing a significant boost to employment in the area.
Ged Walsh, Director of Assets and Regeneration from believe housing, said: “It’s great to be able to see tenants settling into their new home. These houses have been hugely popular because we’re able to offer a brand new property in a really great location at an affordable rent.
“Our programme of new build homes is helping to meet demand for affordable homes in many parts of County Durham.”
believe housing, which is the umbrella organisation of landlords Dale & Valley Homes, Durham City Homes and East Durham Homes, owns around 18,400 properties. This month marks the second anniversary since its establishment.