TV and Radio presenter, Adrian Chiles, has said how honoured he is to cut the ribbon to open a new YMCA apartment building in Birmingham.
He also said how good it was to see organisations working together to benefit people in the city.
Speaking at the opening of 24 flats for young people in Birmingham who've previously lived on the streets, the CEO for the Birmingham YMCA, said:
"We have worked very hard on redeveloping the property and it provides much needed housing in Birmingham. This empty building had sat empty for years, but now it is providing much-needed affordable housing for people in the city.
"The development marks a milestone for us and we're planning on brining a further 60 properties back into use through the Government's Empty Homes Community Grants programme.
Henrietta Lofts is a great example of how government investment can help make a scheme feasible that would not have been financially viable with private sector investment alone."
TV & Radio presenter Adrian Chiles has opened a new block of flats in Birmingham for young people who've previously been homeless.
The 24 apartments in the city centre, called the 'Henrietta Lofts', have been developed by the YMCA.
The apartments will offer independent living to people who are on low incomes after getting supported help off the streets.
The building is being leased for five years by the YMCA, and the work was carried out thanks to a £200,000 grant from the Government as part of a programme to bring empty buildings back into use as residential developments.
Charities working on behalf of homeless people in the Midlands have welcomed a million pounds of extra funding, to make sure no-one has to sleep rough.
The government's Homelessness Transition Fund has been set up to get homeless people off the streets, and into secure accommodation.
Click here for a link to their website or you can call 0300 500 0194 if you suspect someone may be sleeping rough
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