Not-for profit group offers to fund modular housing

Right2Homes offers to help cover gap in planning and delivery of new social homes

Right2Homes is offering to build emergency modular housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Right2Homes is offering to build emergency modular housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

 

Not-for-profit organisation Right2Homes is placing advertisements in national newspapers today offering to build emergency modular housing, if local authorities provide the land and fast-track planning permission.

The organisation, which is backed by business people and lawyers, said it has the funding, project management and suppliers to provide “a turnkey, fully-funded, temporary solution to local authorities to help provide homes”.

Lower rates

The council would retain ownership of the land and at the end of the five-year period Right2Homes would either remove the homes to realise their residual value, or enter a new deal with the authority.

Spokesman Brian Reilly said the offer was being made to facilitate families “in desperate need of a stable, medium-term, safe environment in which to raise their families, on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis”.

Mr Reilly said most of the intended recipients would have been forced into the private rental accommodation sector, “and more are being housed in emergency accommodation in B&B’s and hotels”.