Millions being sought for home improvements

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A LANDLORD is working towards making a further 1,500 homes warm and modern.

East Durham Homes (EDH) is trying for extra cash for its Decent Homes scheme.

Some 3,000 properties have already been revamped, including new kitchens, bathrooms, electrical and heating upgrades.

The organisation originally bid for £116.4million from the Government to do the job.

So far it has received provisional funding for £79.4million, still £37 million short.

EDH said that by working with Durham County Council it has been able to bring in additional funding which it was able to bring almost 1,300 homes up to standard.

“We are committed to providing quality homes,” said EDH chief executive Paul Tanney.

“But there’s more to be done, so we continue working with the council to explore avenues that will bridge the remaining funding gap.”