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Homes to be revamped in £700,000 project
8:34am Friday 12th October 2012 in News
MORE than 150 homes run by a housing association in York are to be improved.
Railway Housing Association will carry out the work, which includes installing new central heating boilers, kitchens, bathrooms and doors, at 168 properties. The cost of the York upgrades will be £685,946 and the association says the new boilers alone could save residents more than £100 a year.
Further maintenance work is also planned for the homes over the next five years.
Andrea Abbott, the housing association’s director of asset management, said: “Currently all our homes meet the Government’s Decent Homes Standard, but we are committed to undertaking planned improvements to make sure they continue to meet the standard.
“Maintaining our residents’ homes is the biggest single investment we make, but it is not simply about installing a new boiler or kitchen.”
The association recently bought 55 York properties from another group, taking the number of properties it owns in the city to 191.