Calling all landlords
Please note that this year's Landlords' Forum will be on 13th October, 9am-2pm in the Sir Daniel Gooch Theatre at the STEAM Museum. More details from Stuart Hook on 01793 464286.
Housing and Regeneration Options Appraisal - Cabinet opts for ballot
The Housing and Regeneration Options Appraisal was discussed by Swindon Borough Council's Cabinet on 10th June, when they opted for the recommended route of offering tenants a formal ballot on whether or not they would wish to transfer their homes to a local, purpose made, housing association.
Click here to read the background to the Housing Options Appraisal. The results of the community consultations, held earlier in the year, can be viewed here: Housing Options Appraisal Update.pdf (68kb) For more information on the Housing Options Appraisal contact Michael Ash on 01793 464410 or by e-mail: email@example.com
Local Housing Allowance
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is a national scheme which came into effect across the country from 7th April 2008. It assists people in the private sector to meet their rent, in respect of reasonably priced accommodation...More
Quality Homes for Swindon
Providing a full range of high quality homes to meet the growing needs of the local population
House prices continue to rise in Swindon, resulting in home ownership not being a viable option for many people. A recent housing needs survey estimated that over 800 affordable homes will be required each year, until 2010, to meet local needs.
Swindon Borough Council has been tackling the needs through the following initiatives including:
- Building seven intelligent and green (Integer) homes, in partnership with housing associations, as a demonstration scheme to house-builders
- Building 10% of all new affordable homes as 'Lifetime Homes' which allow adaptations to be made easily, depending on the household's physical needs
- Setting up a home improvement agency, in partnership with Ridgeway Housing Association, enabling older people and those with physical disabilities to remain in their own home
- Completing Isambard House, Swindon's first affordable housing scheme for 'key workers', giving new qualified teachers the opportunity to live and work here
Council Housing in Swindon
The council manages around 10,800 council homes, which includes approximately 1,500 sheltered flats and bungalows for older people, and around 400 flats owned by leaseholders.
Download Swindon Housing's Customer Service Charter, which sets out our commitment to excellent service.
Housing Customer Service Charter.pdf (477kb)