NEW Homes shortlisted
North East Wales (NEW) Homes, Flintshire Council’s affordable housing company
has been shortlisted for a Welsh Housing Award.
Flintshire is the first authority in Wales to set up its own housing company,
which is up against three other projects nominated for New Idea of Year at the
awards organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Designed to respond to the challenges experienced by residents in accessing
affordable housing, NEW Homes has been set up by the Council to increase the
housing options available to local residents. It offers a number of tailored
housing management services which are designed to increase the quantity and
quality of affordable housing across the county.
In addition to renting out its own properties, NEW Homes run a range of offers
for landlords which all include a ‘tenant ready’ service. The company is
offering a fully managed letting and property management service and also a
unique offer for home owners over 55 to lease their properties to the company
and access suitable council accommodation.
Councillor Helen Brown, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “NEW Homes is an
innovative solution to the problems faced by many households who can’t afford
market rents but don’t qualify for council housing and we are delighted the
idea has been recognised and is on the short list for this award.”
The award winners will be announced at a ceremony taking place on Friday 21
November at The Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan.