Hartlepool is set to benefit from a significant investment to kick-start the regeneration of housing in the town, the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced.
Across the country, the £32 million Estate Regeneration Fund will be distributed to local authorities and housing associations across England to speed up the building of thousands of new homes.
After successful engagement with local communities, a total of 105 estates will benefit from the funding, to be used to speed up regeneration schemes in their early stages.
It will also help address problems that hold up projects and give local authorities access to skills to ensure high-quality regeneration.
In Hartlepool £430,000 is going to housing group Thirteen for the Raby Estate and Hartlepool Hospital.
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said: “For too long a number of housing estates across the country have been areas characterised by low-quality homes and high social deprivation.
“This government is determined to have a housing market that works for everyone. That’s why we’re turbocharging the regeneration of these rundown estates in the North East, so they can thrive as communities.”
Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell said: “Our Housing White Paper set out ambitious proposals to help fix the broken housing market and to encourage good design.
“Estates regeneration must be locally-led, and this £32m fund will help breathe new life into estates throughout the country.
“It will help more ordinary working people have the security of a decent place to live.”