£250m investment in council homes unveiled

The works aim to benefit more than 6,500 residents in the Haringey area.

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Homes for Haringey and Haringey Council have announced they will be investing nearly £250m to improve council homes in the borough over the next five years under a new Asset Management Strategy.

These works will aim to improve over 13,500 homes in the borough and benefit over 6,500 residents.

Homes for Haringey says it has also identified £22.3m of internal works in communal areas, which will be delivered over the next four years.

The new strategy sets out Homes for Haringey’s plans for maintaining and improving homes over the next five years, taking a wider and more long-term view than was possible under the previous Decent Homes programme.

Aman Dalvi, Chair of Homes for Haringey’s Board, said: “Having successfully invested over £286m through the Decent Homes programme, I am delighted to be announcing plans to spend a further £248m in maintaining and improving council homes over the next five years.

“I am particularly pleased that we are able to include the estate environment and communal areas in our new investment standard.’’

Councillor Emina Ibrahim, Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal and Deputy Leader of Haringey Council, added: “We are determined to give our residents the best possible living conditions, and this huge investment will go a long way to helping us improve that.

“We are working to deliver 1,000 new council homes by 2022, and this strategy will ensure that we provide the best service.”

One of the key objectives of the new Asset Management Strategy – a five-year investment plan incorporating estate work, fire safety compliance and energy efficiency measures – is to ensure 100% of Homes for Haringey properties meet government’s Decent Homes standard.

Homes for Haringey is working with new consultant partner Ridge on the detail of the next two years of external/communal and estate works, for which £80m has been allocated.

The first phases of work will start in autumn 2019.

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