Endeavour to Bring 40 Homes Back to Life
Published by Esme Trelease for Endeavour Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities, Education
Endeavour Housing Association has announced plans to manage and maintain 40 empty homes in the Gresham area of Middlesbrough.
Working in partnership with Middlesbrough Borough Council, who have just been awarded £1.1 million worth of ‘House 2 Homes’ funding, Endeavour will be responsible for the housing management and repair of the newly refurbished homes.
The 40 properties identified will be refurbished to a high standard and will be let at an affordable rent, meaning that many families will benefit from the improvements.
The programme will not be limited to the refurbishment of homes though, and will also include landscaping work to improve the area’s visual amenity.
Angela Lockwood, Chief Executive of North Star Housing Group, Endeavour’s parent company says that the organisation is delighted to be working in partnership with Middlesbrough.
“Endeavour have always had a strong and positive relationship with Middlesbrough Borough Council and we are pleased to have the opportunity to build on this relationship. The empty homes that we will be refurbishing in Gresham will be completed to a high standard, and will offer their new residents a great standard of living. The programme will help to continue the redevelopment of Gresham, improve the appearance of the area and bring much needed affordable housing back in to use.”
Councillor Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said,
“Refurbishing empty homes has a positive impact on the surrounding area, leading to a reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour, improving the appearance of neighbourhoods and providing benefits for the wider community.
“The provision of affordable housing is also a key requirement, and this funding will help us work with private and public sector partners to put a significant number of currently empty properties back into use.”