New social scheme opened

A new social housing scheme of three and four bedroom houses has been officially opened in Crumlin.

The 14 new homes for families on the social housing waiting list, is owned and managed by Habinteg Housing Association who funded the build, with support from the Department for Social Development.

Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey said: “This latest development is a tremendous and much needed addition to the village.

“New modern housing like this is vital to the survival of rural communities. As communities continue to grow there is an increased demand for more homes to ensure a more sustainable way of life. My Department, working with the Housing Executive, is pleased to have been able to support and help fund this latest development.”

The Minister added: “This is one of three schemes being developed by Habinteg in Crumlin. Developments at Glenavy Road and Lurgan Road, which are currently under construction, will provide a further 22 family homes. Habinteg Housing Association is to be commended for providing these family homes.”