Tag: Council Housing

£183 million investment for Birmingham council housing

Birmingham City Council has approved a £183 million investment into its council housing today (Tuesday 14 February). Cabinet approved £168.626 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties and £14.797 million investment into other programmes, including adaptions, clearance and redevelopment costs within a total Housing Investment Capital fund budget of £358.969 million. Birmingham […]

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The way Birmingham allocates social housing is changing

Birmingham is changing the way it allocates social housing.  Everybody on the current housing register will get a letter over the next few weeks explaining the new scheme and the need to re-register straight away if they still need social housing. The new scheme will still ensure that social housing is allocated to those most […]

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Tackling tenancy fraud helps people who need houses

By on 30/01/2017 in Blog, Bulletin with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s service director for housing transformation, Rob James, explains why tackling tenancy fraud is so important and how people can help – Most people will be aware that there is a national housing shortage and all councils need to house people in an affordable and acceptable way.  In Birmingham we’ve built well over […]

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Moseley man jailed after lying to get a council house

By on 05/01/2017 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A man from Moseley, Birmingham, was jailed for 16 months at Birmingham Crown Court today (5 January 2017) after lying to get a council house. Mr Mbarak Abdallah, aged 37, of Chinn Brook Road, Moseley, Birmingham pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 8 December 2016 to two fraud offences for falsely completing both a […]

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BMHT celebrates 2,000th home milestone

Birmingham City Council is celebrating the completion of the 2,000th home built through its own award-winning house-building programme, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT). The property, in Alma Street North, Newtown, was officially handed over to tenants Salih Kharif and his wife Mahadia Abdelrahman by Councillor Tahir Ali, the council’s cabinet member for development, transport and […]

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£59 million investment for Birmingham council housing

By on 10/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve a £59 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties at Cabinet on Tuesday 16 February. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management & Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “We currently own and manage 63,138 residential properties and have made substantial improvements to thousands of […]

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Birmingham says no, don’t increase our council house rents

By on 08/12/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham has responded to government plans to increase rents for council tenants. The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is proposing that council tenants should pay a market value rent if their joint income is above £30k. For a working couple this could mean a dramatic rise in rent, despite earning little more than […]

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Why ‘Pay to Stay’ is a new tax on work

By on 08/12/2015 in Blog, Cllr Cotton with 0 Comments

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is proposing that council tenants should pay a market value rent if their joint income is above £30k.  The following blog is an extract from Cllr Cotton’s speech at Council on Tuesday 1 December in which he spoke against the ‘Pay to Stay’ proposals and gained council […]

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City Reach housing development in Lozells nearing completion

By on 24/02/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A development of 22 new homes in Lozells which will help close Birmingham’s housing gap is nearing completion. The City Reach development, in Lozells Street, is being built in partnership between Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) and housebuilder Lovell. To mark the development’s fast-approaching completion, Cllr Tahir Ali, the council’s cabinet member […]

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Breeding of animals on council property

By on 09/04/2014 in News with 0 Comments

We are aware there is a growing interest in how the breeding of animals, in particular dogs, is monitored within the council's housing stock. For clarity, Birmingham City Council has never given permission to council tenants to have more than two dogs or use their home or garden for the breeding of animals. Section 10 of […]

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