Tag: Housing

Community order for lying to get council house

By on 04/05/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A woman from Newtown, Birmingham was handed a community order for 12 months at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 May 2017) after lying to try and get a council house. Mrs Noleen Odhiambo (aka Miss Noleen Onyilimba), aged 53, of Geach Street, Newtown, Birmingham was found guilty of two fraud offences on 24 April 2017.  […]

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Helping developers to help us build affordable housing

By on 07/04/2017 in Bulletin, Cabinet, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve proposals at cabinet on 18 April that will see new joint ventures with developers on ‘challenging’ sites and stimulate the creation of more affordable housing. The report – ‘Joint venture partnering with the private sector to accelerate housing growth’ – identifies some of the issues facing developers on […]

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Calling council tenant gardeners and neighbourhood heroes

Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham in Bloom competition is on the lookout for green fingered council tenants and neighbourhood heroes. The annual competition shines a light on council tenants and lease holders who green up their environment and take pride in their communities.  This year’s competition – which starts and closes earlier than previous years – is […]

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New programme to support small house builders

A new four year programme which will see small and medium sized house builders working for Birmingham City Council’s house building arm – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) – was launched today (22 March 2017) at Birmingham’s Council House. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for housing and homes, Cllr Peter Griffiths, said:  “The development of […]

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Perry Common regeneration enters final phase

A major project to regenerate Perry Common in Kingstanding has taken a step nearer completion with the beginning of the final phase of the development. The project brings together the Birmingham City Council housing builder – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust – Lovell Partnerships and local residents of Perry Common through the Witton Lodge Community Association. […]

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£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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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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Council welcomes £400k grant for rough sleepers

Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council have successfully bid for £400,000 of government funding to help get people new to the streets the rapid support that they need. The Rough Sleeping Grant will be used to support people by offering them a safe place to sleep, physical and mental health checks and substance […]

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Council welcomes support on homelessness prevention

By on 21/12/2016 in Bulletin, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Today (December 21), the Government has made an announcement confirming financial support to the tune of £1.7million for Birmingham City Council’s efforts to prevent homelessness. Details of the announcement, made as part of the Goverment’s Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer scheme, can be found here. The funding could help up to an additional 9,000 people by tackling […]

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Three Brum landlords to pay £8k for breaching regs

By on 08/12/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

Three rogue landlords were ordered to pay a total of £8,028.10 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 December 2016) for failing to obtain HMO licences and breaching legislation designed to protect tenants in houses in multiple occupation, after council housing officers investigated and prosecuted them. Mohammed Majid, age 31, of South Road, Hockley, Birmingham pleaded […]

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