Housing group celebrates first birthday | believe housing

Housing group celebrates first birthday

13 April 2016 - Latest news

A housing group is celebrating its first anniversary since bringing together the landlords of 18,500 homes last April.Group_Chief_Executive_Bill_Fullen

believe housing, which was established following the transfer of homes from Durham County Council to Dale & Valley Homes, Durham City Homes and East Durham Homes, is one today and is marking the occasion by reflecting on a year of successes.

Group Chief Executive, Bill Fullen, is delighted with the progress the organisation has made just one year in.

He said: “Despite the challenges that changes to the welfare system have brought us, as a group we have worked together to improve the services we deliver.

“As part of the formation of the group, a series of promises were made to tenants including building 700 new homes in the first seven years after transfer.

“I was delighted to announce that we were able to start our new build commitment two years ahead of schedule, with seven properties already underway in Bishop Auckland; and three of 25 homes in Ushaw Moor ready for let this May.

“And our work to help the local economy has also flourished with around 50 new jobs, including seven apprenticeships, being created.”

The next year will see the group working with employees and tenants to revitalise how housing services are delivered.

You can keep up to date with the latest information at @countydurhamhg on Twitter and find the group on Facebook at facebook.com/countydurhamhg

Pictured above: Group Chief Executive, Bill Fullen

latest news

coronavirus statement from Bill Fullen

coronavirus – a message to you from Bill Fullen, Chief Executive.  As the coronavirus (also known as Covid-19) pandemic develops we want to assure you that the health, safety and well-being of our tenants, residents, customers …

important customer notice

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, we will only be handling essential repairs requests until further notice. From today, (Monday, 23 March) we have suspended the self-appointing repairs section of our customer app to enable …

high volume of calls

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are currently experiencing a higher than normal volume of calls to our customer service contact centre. We are dealing with your enquiries as quickly as possible but please …

Skip to toolbar