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Stoke-on-Trent council has unveiled new plans to sell off run down council homes for £1 each.
The scheme will be the second wave of £1 homes after the success of the first wave in July 2015.
Buyers get a run down house in one of the city's less desireable neighbourhoods for £1 initially, plus a £30,000 loan to cover the cost of refurbishment.
The council hopes that by selling off empty homes to people in full-time work, it can jump-start downtrodden neighbourhoods.
The scheme to redevelop the area around Portland Street will cost the council around £1.5 million.
That covers the cost of buying and refubishing around 25 empty homes.
Houses typically cost between £30,000 and £35,000 in that area of Stoke-on-Trent, less than half the average for a terrace home in the City.
"The aim was to bring in economically active people into a depressed area to change the rhythm of the area; to make it a busy, thriving, growing locality. "The new residents have settled in well and are prospering; the feedback from them is that they are happy and this was the best thing they did." A similar run of 21 £1 homes in Liverpool went so well that Liverpool council has announced 150 extra £1 properties – which until recently were earmarked for demolition – in Picton.
Stoke is polycentric, having been formed by the federation of six towns in 1910.
It took its name from Stoke-upon-Trent where the main centre of government and the principal railway station in the district were located. The other four towns are Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, and Fenton.