A £2.1 million project to increase the amount of much-needed temporary accommodation for people facing homelessness in Chichester District has been approved by leading councillors.
It is expected that the accommodation will be funded by council investment of up to £1m with further funding to be sought from the Government agency, Homes England and the council’s Section 106 affordable homes funds.
The property to be redeveloped was purchased by the council in December last year, and up until now has been used to provide four one-bedroom flats for temporary accommodation.
The council is now proposing to redevelop the property to provide up to 21 units of additional short term accommodation for homeless families and single people who are vulnerable.
Once completed, the property will complement the existing accommodation and will be managed by the council’s accommodation team