12 August 2016
Housing Minister Paul Givan MLA has today visited two sites in Holywood and Bangor where construction work is underway on 132 new social homes for North Down.
The Minister viewed progress of the construction of 20 new apartments for the active elderly and six family homes at a Helm Housing development at Croft Road, Holywood. Â DfC is supporting the development of this site with a Â£1.6m Housing Association Grant with Helm providing Â£1.4m through private finance.
Talking about Helmâ??s new development at Croft Road in Holywood, Minister Givan said: â??The developments I have visited today show how my Department, the NI Housing Executive and the housing associations are working to deliver accommodation that best suits the needs of those on the social housing waiting list in this area.
â??Providing apartment living is an excellent option for active older people. Â This facility at Croft Road has been designed with their needs in mind, so that residents can live independently in a safe and comfortable environment.â?Â
Patrick McClughan, Vice-Chair at Helm Housing Association said: â??Building strong communities and providing high quality homes is at the centre of our work at Helm Housing. We are also committed to accommodating those who are more vulnerable in our community, and that is why 20 of the 26 apartments at Croft Road will be specially designed to suit the active elderly, helping tenants to live comfortably and independently. We look forward to welcoming our new residents to the Holywood area.â?