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New Development Helps Residents Return to Waltham Forest

A new housing initiative in Waltham Forest has helped families move off the Council’s waiting list and find new rented accommodation within the borough.


The first four units to complete in the new development at 72-74 High Street, Walthamstow are now being rented by residents who were previously being housed in temporary accommodation outside of the borough.


The properties are being rented via Lettings Waltham Forest, the Council’s social lettings agency, after a deal was agreed with the property developer.


Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to help local people find good quality homes in the borough, especially those who we have had to provide temporary accommodation for outside of Waltham Forest.


“This agreement has allowed residents to find suitable accommodation, with the added security of renting via our Lettings Waltham Forest service. Providing good quality affordable housing is an issue not just in Waltham Forest but across London, and we will be increasing our work in this area to provide a helping hand to as many of our residents as we can. We will announce more details on our plans in the coming months.”


Developer Andrew Lipton said: “I’m very pleased to be able to work with the Council and provide quality homes for local people who have been waiting to find suitable accommodation in Waltham Forest.”


The development will include nine properties in total, with the remaining five due for completion in September. The Council is currently in negotiations with Andrew over the use of the remaining properties. The retail unit on the ground floor of the development is now being used by the Waltham Forest Credit Union.


For more information on Lettings Waltham Forest visit www.lettingswalthamforest.co.uk




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