Homes for Wells exists to provide affordable homes for the people of Wells and the surrounding parishes of Stiffkey, Holkham, Wighton and Warham.
Providing affordable homes is important because Wells is a very desirable location for retirees, holiday makers and second homeowners – which means property prices are pushed out of reach to many people employed locally. Over 40% of our homes are second or holiday homes.
For Wells to thrive local people need to be able to afford to live here so that:
- our businesses can find staff
- we keep essential amenities eg doctors, schools, shops
- local family networks can remain close so that eg grandparents can help with childcare and the elderly can be supported.
These things are important to all who enjoy spending time in Wells.
We currently have 30 homes owned or managed by us. We have another 35 families on our waiting list who desperately need affordable housing in Wells.
We buy properties with the help of grants and loans – but we always need to make a significant cash contribution from our own resources. The number of properties we own is limited only by the amount of money we can raise.
Our long term aim is to ensure that there is enough affordable housing in Wells for all who work here and their family networks, and all those who regard Wells as home.
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