City housing association wins awards

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A HOUSING association funded by the city council has been recognised by separate industry awards ceremonies.

Two projects by Dunedin Canmore Housing Association picked up top prizes at the Scottish Home awards and the UK Housing awards.

Councillor Cammy Day, the city’s housing leader, said: “I’m really pleased to see that Edinburgh’s strategy is now starting to receive the recognition it deserves, and much of the credit should go to the excellent partnership between council staff, housing associations and private developers.

“Affordable housing is a huge priority for us, as we need around 16,000 new homes over the next ten years. On average, 130 households bid for every affordable home that becomes available for let by the council or a housing association.

“Meanwhile, Edinburgh is still growing and house prices remain high. There is much to be proud of.”