A mother and baby who faced losing their home when their private-rented flat was sold from underneath them have received the keys of the 750th new affordable home to be built by Victory since the housing association came into existence in 2006.
Holly Hann and her 16 month-old baby Alfie will move in this week (w/c 27th March) to their new two-bedroom home at Gallus Fields in Northrepps, near Cromer.
The pair were living in private rented accommodation in Overstrand, but were given notice at the turn of the year, as the flat is to be sold.
Baby Alfie, who was born 15 weeks prematurely and spent the first four months of his life in hospital, still requires oxygen 24 hours a day.
Holly, who grew up in Northrepps, is combining caring for Alfie with studying for her Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) exams.
“I had lived in my former flat for five years, but when the landlord told me he was selling the property, we faced being homeless,” said Holly. “It is so nice to be able to come back to my home town. It’s such a nice location, and I can’t believe how nice the house is.”
Holly’s house at Gallus Fields is one of eight affordable homes being built by Victory and constructor Lovell at the new Gallus Fields development in Northrepps.