Basildon Council is to receive almost £40m between 2013 and 2015 as part of the government's decent homes programme. The money was dependent on the Council’s performance and the availability of funding.
– Phil Turner - Deputy Leader, Basildon Council
“I am delighted that this money was secured and that we can spend nearly£38m over the two years on improving our tenants' homes. This money will make a positive improvement to the quality of life forresidents, and improve many of our homes across the Borough."
In total the Council will receive £67m in decent homes funding. Almost £30mhas already been invested in the Council’s housing stock since 2011.The money will be spent on improving council homes including roofs,kitchens, bathrooms and windows.