William Eichler 27 February 2024

Medway backs £42m temporary accommodation investment

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Medway councillors have green lighted plans to invest £42m in new properties to help ease the council’s temporary housing pressures.

The local authority will purchase 150 properties, which will be used to provide temporary accommodation.

The investment will also go towards increasing the number of long-term leased properties.

Cllr Naushabah Khan, Medway Council’s portfolio holder for Housing and Property, said: ‘The housing crisis is not unique to Medway, and there is no quick fix to this national problem. However, we recognise this is something we need to tackle proactively, which is exactly what these initiatives do.

‘All of these decisions give us greater control, more options to help some of Medway’s most vulnerable residents and in the long-term will help reduce the amount of money we currently need to spend on temporary accommodation.’

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