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Key Success Welcomed As Families Move Into New Affordable Homes


A key success story for the area is being celebrated as local families start moving into new affordable properties purchased by Dover District Council in Capel-le-Ferne. One of the first families to move into the new homes made available for affordable rent was Stacey Ruoff and her family.  They were welcomed to their new home by DDC Cabinet for Housing, Cllr Sue Chandler, who presented Stacey with a new set of keys and a bouquet of flowers. 

This follows news that nine new homes in Capel-le-Ferne were purchased by DDC as part of its plans to increase its affordable housing stock. Three houses were made available for shared ownership, the first time DDC has entered this sort of arrangement to help first time buyers get on to the housing ladder.  Six houses were made available for affordable rent and have been allocated to families on the Council’s waiting list. 

Stacey said: “We were delighted to be offered this opportunity, and are very much looking forward to settling into our new home.  It was great to meet representatives from the Council, and to be welcomed in this way.” 

Cllr Sue Chandler said: “It was a pleasure to meet Stacey and her family and to welcome them to their new home. Buying these properties is a cost effective way for DDC to deliver much needed new affordable housing, and we are delighted to see the first tenants moving into their new homes.” 

The purchase of the properties in Capel-le-Ferne has been funded through DDC’s Housing Initiatives Reserve, and retained Right-to-Buy receipts. 

Posted on 11 July 2019


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