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Renfrewshire residents move in to new affordable homes

12 February 2014

The first of forty families have received their keys to Renfrewshire’s newest social homes.

Thirteen properties built and managed by Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association were handed over in Braille Drive, Renfrew. The last of the £4.8 million project’s forty houses is due to be completed in July.

Tracey Ann Doherty was among the first to get keys to a new three-bedroom home.

Tracey Ann said: “Our new house is not only better than our previous home, but the rent is half what we paid in the private sector – I have to keep pinching myself.”   

The Scottish Government gave a £1.9 million grant towards the development. Residents on Renfrewshire Council’s waiting list will occupy every one of Sanctuary’s new Braille Drive homes, a housing mix comprising 35 three-bedroom and five 2-bedroom properties.

Roddy Macdonald, Sanctuary Scotland’s head of development, said: “Sanctuary is delighted to deliver 40 new family properties in partnership with Renfrewshire Council and the Scottish Government.

“These high quality houses help address an acute shortage of local affordable homes.”