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Coastline Housing appears in top ten list of fastest growing housing associations nationally


Coastline Housing has been featured in a top ten list of the fastest growing housing associations in the country in terms of new homes being built as a proportion of current stock.


The Cornish housing charity developed 160 homes last year at locations across the county, including homes that were delivered in a new strategic alliance with Legal & General Affordable Homes.


These developments, as a percentage of its total stock, made Coastline the eighth fastest growing association in terms of building new affordable properties.


This is the fourth year in a row that Coastline has appeared in the top ten fastest growing housing associations list.


Over the last year as part of developing homes for Cornwall, Coastline invested £34.5 million including almost £3 million of government grant, from local and central government. 


Allister Young, CEO, said: “Cornwall has a huge shortfall of affordable housing, which means high housing costs trap many local people in poverty.  The shortage of decent housing also means local businesses struggle to recruit and retain the talent they need to grow.  We are therefore incredibly proud of our track record of delivering new homes to make Cornwall a better place to live, and with our partners plan to build more than 1,200 new homes over the next five years.”


A number of local councillors are currently calling for a ‘housing emergency’ to be declared in Cornwall as the housing crisis continues to deepen.


Coastline is in the process of launching a new strategic plan covering the period up to 2025, outlining the leading role the charity will play in helping to solve the housing and homelessness crisis in Cornwall.

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