£5 million for affordable, supported accommodation in Leeds

Leeds City Council is set to approve a £5 million investment to provide supported accommodation for vulnerable adults, young people and families in the region.

Should the loans be approved at the new meeting of the council’s executive board, it would be the first time Leeds City Council has provided loan funding to support new affordable, supported housing to be developed in the city. The plans are for 45 new affordable, supported living units for people who are homeless or in housing need.

St. George’s Crypt is the council’s main provider of emergency accommodation and works with partners to prevent or alleviate homelessness and has approached the council for £2.35 million loan to help fund two projects.

Debra Coupar, executive member for communities, said: “One of our biggest priorities – and challenges – is to provide truly affordable accommodation for those people who are in the greatest housing need. St George’s Crypt and Latch both have fantastic track records of working with homeless and vulnerable people, as well as helping to prevent homelessness in our city. By providing these loans to help them create 45 new affordable supported units we are investing in the future of our citizens and our economy.”

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