Council to offer 17 homes for Ukrainian and Afghan refugees

Councillor Phillipa Martin-Moran-Bryant

Bedford Borough Council is adding up to £2.18million from the central government funding to the capital programme to support rehousing of refugees under the housing fund scheme.

A total of 17 properties will be exclusively offered to Ukrainian and Afghan refugees. Seven of the properties were already owned by the Council and have been refurbished. The remaining 10 were purchased on the open market.

Cllr Phillippa Martin-Moran-Bryant, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Housing, said; “I’m delighted to announce this, as it shows significant progress in our commitment to supporting refugees who are fleeing conflict and seeking refuge in our community.

“The houses have been brought into the social home sector in order to support residents from those communities have a quality life in this country.

“This required a collaborative effort from all involved parties in swiftly and effectively facilitating the acquisition and preparation of these properties. The initiative underscores our unwavering commitment to providing support and sanctuary to those displaced by conflict.”