NEW Housing Company
Flintshire County Council is the first authority in Wales to set up its own
Designed to respond to the challenges experienced by residents in accessing
affordable housing, NEW Homes (North East Wales Homes) has been set up by the
Council to increase the housing options available to local residents. It will
offer a number of tailored housing management services which are designed to
increase the quantity and quality of affordable housing across the county.
In addition to renting out its own properties, NEW Homes will also run a range
of offers for landlords which all include a ‘tenant ready’ service. The company
is offering a fully managed letting and property management service and also a
unique offer for home owners over 55 to lease their properties to the company
and access suitable council accommodation.
NEW Homes is owned by Flintshire County Council and has been set up as a
company limited by shares with unlimited powers. The Council is the sole
shareholder and the board is made up of eight directors consisting of five
councillors, one council officer and two independent directors who have
experience in the housing field.
Councillor Helen Brown, Cabinet Member for Housing said:
I am delighted that Flintshire County Council continues to work proactively to
meet the housing needs of our residents through the exciting establishment of
NEW Homes which will significantly improve the housing options available for
Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of Flintshire County Council said:
We want to provide a new alternative, affordable, housing offer for local
people, who either can not afford high private landlords rents, and or, do not
qualify for a Council house. Too many local people, often young people, find
that some private rentals are unaffordable and out of reach, and I am proud
that Flintshire County Council is the first Council in Wales to take direct
action to tackle this problem.
Find out more about the company and the services offered by visiting the NEW
Homes website www.northeastwaleshomes.co.uk or calling NEW Homes on 01352