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Housing Renewal Areas

Area based renewal schemes enable local authorities to focus activity and investment on areas that combine a need for assistance with the potential for regeneration.

Investment in area based renewal schemes should not only secure improvements to houses themselves but also to environmental, social and economic conditions, leading to a restoration of confidence in the area.

These wide ranging benefits of area renewal are also important in tackling the problems many local communities face in terms of social exclusion and sustainability.  In 2008-2009 the Welsh Government introduced help for First Time Buyers which is being piloted in a number of renewal areas.

The Welsh Government provides local authorities with grants for housing renewal areas.