Housing boost for local families

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HUNDREDS of families across Prescot and Whiston are getting the chance of a new home thanks to a £5m cash injection to a housing group.

Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT), part of the First Ark Group, received £5m of funding to support an innovative four-year development programme across Knowsley.

KHT’s successful bid to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) as part of the Affordable Homes Programme means it will be able to build 241 homes across Knowsley from now until 2015.

First Ark chief executive Bob Taylor said: “This investment will provide a massive boost to the housing supply in Knowsley and will be a real stepping stone to the future regeneration of the borough.”