NIHE to spend £14.6 million

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The Housing Executive will spend over £14.6m on planned and response maintenance to its homes in the Causeway Coast and Glens area this year.

The figure was released to members of Council last Tuesday night as Frank O’Connor, the Housing Executive’s North Regional Manager spoke to members.

The work will include outside maintenance work to 1,308 homes, kitchens for 618 homes, the installation of double glazing in 852 homes, new heating in 453 homes, and smoke alarms for 800 homes.

In this area, members were told that the Housing Executive will also support those tenants who need help to live independently in their homes through the provision of adaptations. Between now and 2018, the Housing Executive will also be working housing associations to bring 450 new homes to the area. The meeting heard that in the next year the body will invest nearly £3.95m for housing support services.