bdht, Bromsgrove’s largest provider of affordable housing, has reached a major milestone – providing its 4,000th home in the area.
The 4,000th property belongs to tenant, Molly King, and her four-year-old twins, Leo and Lucas. Molly’s home is one of the 17 fantastic new properties that have recently been acquired by bdht at Norton Farm in Bromsgrove.
The Birmingham Road development is made up of 17 two and three bedroom properties – 16 are rented and one is bought under bdht’s shared-ownership scheme.
Molly said: “We’ve only been here for a month, but already the house is having such a positive impact on the boys. It’s really helped having a garden, as it’s given them their own space to play and roam freely.”
When bdht was first set up in 2004, it had just over 3,000 properties, now it owns one in ten of all homes in the district. With 4,000 homes for tenants and families across the local area, bdht is able to help more people have an affordable place to live than ever before.
Mike Brown, Chief Executive of bdht said: “Reaching this milestone means a great deal to me personally, but much more importantly, it means more affordable homes for local families. In bdht’s 14 year history, we’ve directly employed over 200 people, indirectly hundreds more, and invested significantly in Bromsgrove communities. We calculate we’ve inwardly invested over £300m over our lifetime.”
“New developments are always difficult but when you see outcomes like Molly and her children enjoying their home and garden, you know it’s all worth it.”