The future investment in your housing – what are the options?
Since November 2010, a major piece of work has been underway to decide the future of council housing in the city. Gloucester City Homes (GCH) and Gloucester City Council (the Council) have been working together to look in detail at the different possible ways that housing investment and regeneration can be delivered over the next 30 years.
The review has some clear objectives which are to:
decide on a clear plan for the future of the Council’s homes (‘housing stock’) so there is money available to invest in improving housing and building new homes
identify which is the best way (‘option’) to achieve this.
be clear about the role GCH will have and how this will be achieved.
make sure that all the options are fully looked into
a decision is taken which current and future tenants and leaseholders will be happy with and which meets their needs and wishes.
Customer Forum meeting on the Housing Futures - options debate
On the 7th September 2011, your Customer Forum met and decided what the best option for the future investment in your homes is. The Forum’s decision is summarised in a letter which was sent to all members of the City Council.
Please select this link to download the letter.
City Council meeting on 22nd September 2011
Gloucester City Council voted in favour of Customer Forum's recommendations on the future of council housing in the City at their meeting on 22nd September. This means that the Council, Gloucester City Homes and Customer Forum have started a programme of work to develop and gain Government approval for the preferred option. Tenants will have a chance to vote on the proposal if approval is given.
The CoCo is the preferred option for the future management of homes, with the ALMO Plus the second choice, but both will be worked on further until Government approval is given.
Please select this link for more information on the CoCo Model.
Please select this link to find out more about the ALMO Plus Model.
Tenants will be given the opportunity to vote on the options if Government approval is given.
For more information and the latest news please visit the Housing Futures website.
You can also follow Housing Futures on Facebook and Twitter.