Families move into the first homes built by Brent Council in 30 years

Cllr Harbi Farah, Brent Council's lead member for housing, with a family who have moved into the new

Cllr Harbi Farah, Brent Council's lead member for housing, with a family who have moved into the new homes (Pic: BHP) - Credit: Archant

Brent Council has built its first homes in three decades as part of a £1.4million project housing programme.

The seven properties in Eskdale Close, North Wembley and Slough Lane and Runbury Circle, both in Kingsbury, are the first phase of 700 new homes the council will build by 2019.

They are amongst the first properties to be built by Brent Council, in conjunction with Brent Housing Partnership, in 30 years.

Zohrah Esmate, one of the tenants who recently moved into her new home said: “We have been living in temporary accommodation and on the waiting list for housing for 10 years. We have three children and were severely overcrowded. This home is beautiful; it is close to the children’s school and there is space for them to run around. Our quality of life has really improved. We are very grateful to BHP and Brent Council for providing us with this beautiful home, and it is positive to see that more homes will be built in the future for families in need.”

Cllr Harbi Farah, Brent Council’s lead member for housing, added: “We are very happy to welcome residents to their new homes.

“It makes our efforts all the more rewarding to see first-hand how these homes are making a positive difference to families moving in.”

The families have been given secure tenancies and will be charged social rents.

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