Building work is underway on a multi-million-pound development that will transform a derelict site and boost the supply of homes available for affordable rent in Bolton.
Manchester-based firm; Harbur Construction is building the £2.9m development of 30 apartments on Back Church Street.
Our newest homes will revitalise an area of land which was left vacant when a Salvation Army Housing Association (saha) homeless hostel was demolished to make way for the association’s new Muamba House. The apartments will take up the remaining footprint of the site.
The three-storey development consists of three separate blocks comprising 24 one-bedroom and six two-bedroom apartments.
The development will be owned and managed by Saha, which will make the properties available for affordable rent. Saha will be trialling a new type of approach at Back Church St, ‘Stay and save’, which help residents save by keeping their home in a good condition.
For more information on or new homes and to find out more about stay and save please contact 0800 970 6363
You can view details of the new apartments here: The Croal
Allocation Criteria – The Croal
Allocations will be made in accordance with the saha Allocations and Referrals Policy. We aim to work in partnership with Bolton Council to meet housing need in the borough. We deliver and maintain sustainable communities. All allocations made will be done in a transparent and fair way.
Preference will be afforded to applicants who are economically active and/or have a local connection. This may be from saha’s waiting list of direct applicants or Local Authority nominations or internal transfers. We will ensure that the implementation of this procedure is proactively inclusive across our activities with particular attention towards the nine protected characteristics age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief and sexual orientation, whilst also being mindful towards the inclusivity of other vulnerable and marginalised groups that may be affected. Allocations will be carried out with consideration to sustainability and balanced communities.
Applicants who are economically active
- This will include households where one or more members are either employed on a permanent basis or actively seeking employment whilst in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance. Information about current employment will be identified when applicants are invited to be interviewed for the properties, and will need to provide proof of:
- i. A permanent employment contract
ii. A long-term temporary contract
iv. Tenants who are working more than 16 hours per week
v. Training for employment
- Households that are unable to be economically active through reasons such as being full time carers, not being of working age, or having a disability stopping them from working will be treated as if economically active.
- Offers of accommodation with be subject to an affordability check/ financial assessment.
- Please note – The two bedroom properties may not be suitable for very young children
Right to Rent
In order to process your application we also require proof of your Right to Rent in accordance with the Immigration Act 2014. Evidence of your permanent or time-limited right to live in UK must be provided. This is applicable to all adults that will live with you as their permanent home.
We do not automatically exclude people and will consider the circumstances and need in each individual case.
The information provide above is not exhaustive. If you would like to discuss your eligibility in more detail please contact saha on 0800 970 6363.