£2m boost to council’s social housing plan

Another £2.13 million has been allocated towards providing affordable, quality homes for people in Midlothian.

The funding is on top of £4.68m which had already been set aside for new housing developments.

Midlothian Council proposed that £1.605m of the funds will go to the Melville Housing Association and Dunedin 
Canmore Housing Association.

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The remaining £525,000 will be used to directly support the council’s own social housing programme.

Cabinet member for housing, Councillor Owen Thompson, said: “Providing affordable homes to local residents is one of our top priorities as a 
council. We know how important housing is in making a positive difference to people’s lives.

“The funds allocated this week will help us continue to tackle the high demand for affordable homes.”