The Housing Strategy Team manage the Social Housing Grant programme, which enables the delivery of affordable housing in Monmouthshire.
By utilising Social Housing Grant and working with our partner Registered Social Landlords, we are able to provide affordable homes across the county.
We also work with colleagues in the Planning Department to ensure that all S106 contributions are made in line with the current Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance
There is a shortage of affordable housing in Monmouthshire, the average property price is £301,900 (Hometrack -31/04/2019), this is a level which is beyond the affordability of many local people and many first time buyers find themselves priced out of the market. The cost of private rented accommodation has increased and market rent levels are higher than many local people can afford. These pressures mean thousands of households have registered on Monmouthshire Homesearch are are waiting to access affordable housing. Further information on the need for Affordable Housing can be found in the Council’s Local Housing Market Assessment
For further information, please contact:
Louise Corbett – Strategy & Policy Officer – Affordable Housing
Tel: 07970 957 039