Jul 14

Leeds Communal Building Project Now Complete!


The Jewish community in Leeds has welcomed the completion of the Queenshill Avenue housing development project in the Moortown area of the city this week… with the £14 million project the result of years of planning, pushed by the Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA).

The site itself is made up of 85 new properties, including 51 sheltered housing apartments for people over the age of 55, as well as a further 34 general needs flats, the Jewish News reports.

The sheltered apartments are connected to 130 existing properties, with the aim being to create a sheltered village of 181 flats for older people, providing them with secure access to the Ziff Community Centre.

LJHA chair Jayne Wynick observed: “Fifteen per cent of the Leeds Jewish community live with us. People go but others come back or move here. We have a vibrant Jewish and cultural life and people engage in many activities and voluntary work. We care for one another and our housing association is the envy of many in other communities.”

She went on to say that the next move is to look at providing more much-needed family homes, ensuring that this demographic is offered the same “safety net” as is offered to elderly people, couples, single people and young people.

The LJHA itself is a Jewish-led minority ethnic housing association, committed to working in, with and for local communities in North Leeds. Providing homes mainly for the Jewish community, the organisation also provides continued support for tenants to ensure they continue to feel safe and secure in their homes.


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