|Hounslow Homes Back Under Council Control|
Housing management wing to wind down by New Year
Hounslow Council is taking back the control of Hounslow Homes from early next year and will wind down the housing services company. From January 2015 it will be called Hounslow Housing and an interim board will be announced.
There had been concerns about management at Hounslow Homes and a number of people had been questioned by police in connection with alleged fraud. Tenants had also complained about the time it was taking to carry out repairs.
Hounslow Homes manages about 16,500 properties across the borough, from rents to repairs, and employs about 600 staff who will now transfer to the Council.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting and recommended by council leader Cllr Steve Curran who said he believed that integrating the housing service with the Council would speed up improvements.
The Council will now write to residents to inform them.
The change will also be seen on vehicles and uniforms over the coming months.
October 14, 2014