£3.9m for Leeds housing

The regeneration of a sheltered housing complex for the Leeds Jewish community has moved a step closer after a £3.9 million grant from the government. The money will enable the construction of 46 two-bedroom and 16 one-bedroom apartments.

They will be built next to the Leeds Jewish Community Centre in Stonegate Road and will replace outdated bungalows at the Queenshill Estate site.

Construction begins in the spring and is due to be completed by the end of 2010. LJHA will then have 230 properties in its portfolio.

Tenants whose homes are affected by the building work will be moved to alternative LJHA housing and receive disturbance payments and assistance until transferring to their new accommodation.

    Last updated: 4:32pm, August 17 2009