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have your say

Customers are encouraged to share their views on the homes and key services provided by believe housing in a major survey.

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building the future of housing in the north

Creating great homes, great places, and a new generation of green jobs.

believe housing visits schools to talk about job opportunities for young people

One of the north east of England’s largest housing associations is helping to develop the workforce of the future by delivering careers sessions in schools across County Durham.

believe housing funds school’s new book vending machine

Dene Academy, in Peterlee, has installed a book vending machine to encourage pupils throughout the school to read more for learning and for pleasure, thanks to believe housing grant.

solar panels help church reduce energy consumption and bills

Solar panels are helping a church to cut its carbon footprint and energy bills, ensuring it can continue to offer many vital services to the community. 

£30k boost for village hall with a ‘buzz’

There was double cause for celebration in West Auckland when residents marked a century of their village hall and learnt that a £30,000 grant had been secured for vital renovations.

young people gaining a voice in their community

Two communities in County Durham are being put under the microscope by young residents who are looking for ways to make a difference where they live. 

Happy customer: believe housing customer Keeley Dodds says her family is feeling the benefit of home energy improvements to her home.

another milestone for home energy improvement scheme

More than 2000 believe housing customers are now feeling the benefit of work to make their homes more energy efficient. 

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meet simon harris – not the Irish PM but believe housing’s new recruit 

A tenant who feared his punk look and years away from employment, caring for his partner, would prevent him from finding a job has landed a role with believe housing.  

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it could take two and a half years to clear social housing waiting lists in county durham

Households in County Durham could have to wait up to 2.55 years before they’ll be able to live in an affordable social home, even if no new households join the waiting list, new analysis has found.

new partnership will help home improvements contract ‘achieve more’ for tenants, businesses and north east region

A multi-million-pound contract to improve social homes across the north east of England will be delivered by a new strategic partnership that has been created to maximise its impact on the region.  

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underused community hubs to become much needed homes

Four underused community buildings will be converted into much-needed homes by housing association believe housing.