Yorkshire Housing has been named as the biggest developer of new affordable homes in the north of England.
The Leeds-based organisation, which offers over 16,000 affordable homes across North, South and West Yorkshire, was ranked 21 in Inside Housing’s list of the top 50 developing housing associations, jumping twenty three places from last year.
The list revealed that in 2013-14 Yorkshire Housing provided 503 new affordable homes in the region, helping to beat the housing crisis.
Yorkshire Housing chief executive Mervyn Jones said:
“At the moment there are too many people being forced to live in unsuitable accommodation including young adults living with parents, and families living in cramped conditions.
“This is happening because they can’t afford to rent or buy anywhere which meets their needs.
“To tackle this crisis we need to build more affordable homes. Yorkshire Housing is keen to do it’s bit and is committed to continuing offer more affordable housing.”
“Building new homes is also beneficial to the local economy, creating employment opportunities. We use local contractors and suppliers to make sure the money we invest stays within the area.”
Recent new developments from Yorkshire Housing include Healey Gardens, a 49 home scheme in Batley, which was opened by former Housing Minister Kris Hopkins MP, The Gateway, a development of 30 new family homes in Barnsley, and Roseda House, 16 two bedroom apartments in Huddersfield town centre.
Earlier in the year Yorkshire Housing’s Madeley Road development in Havercroft was named as one of Inside Housing’s Top 50 affordable housing developments.