YMCA opens new apartments to help young homeless

A new development of apartments have been opened by TV & Radio Presenter Adrian Chiles, which will help young people in Birmingham get back on their feet after becoming homeless.

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YMCA plans more projects like Henrietta Lofts

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."

– Alan Fraser, CEO for the Birmingham YMCA

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