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."
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