Tag: Social housing

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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Social housing breakfast networking event

By on 24/11/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Don't miss finditinbirmingham's breakfast networking event, on Thursday December 2nd 2010, which will raise awareness about housing contract opportunities with Birmingham City Council.   Birmingham City Council manages 65,000 properties across the city and, following its successes in accessing government grants in recent years, has embarked on an ambitious house building programme.   Senior managers […]

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Topping out for new extra care scheme in Yardley

By on 18/05/2010 in News with 0 Comments

A special ceremony was held this morning at Westhall Court on Sheldon Heath Road, the Meadway, Yardley to mark the completion of external works on a new extra care scheme for older people. The 'topping out’ ceremony involved Birmingham City Council's Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr John Lines, viewing the scheme from the highest point […]

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Elkington speaks out on housing reforms

By on 05/05/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Elaine Elkington, Strategic Director of Housing and Constituencies at Birmingham City Council, recently spoke to Roof magazine about her view on the government’s plans to reform the Housing Revenue Account subsidy system. Do recent reforms mean that council housing is finally free? Not entirely. I welcome the proposed reforms, particularly in relation to the dismantling of the subsidy […]

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