Haringey Council has approved a five-year Asset Management Strategy (2020-25) in which £360m will be invested in delivering new homes and improving estates.
The objective of the strategy is to improve the quality of housing and overall resident satisfaction with their homes and living environment.
Kurtis Lee, Director of Asset Management & Property Services at Homes for Haringey said the funding will deliver “a more holistic investment programme” while bringing all homes up to the Decent Homes Standard by March 2025.
“We are setting out programmes and activities which will ensure the safety of all residents living in our homes. As a social housing landlord, the safety of our residents is one of our most important objectives.”
There are also significant investment plans for improving the energy efficiency of council homes which will help reduce energy bills. The plan also supports carbon reduction in the borough in line with Haringey Council’s aim to be net-zero carbon by 2027.
As part of the implementation of the strategy, he said, “Homes for Haringey is looking to enhance resident engagement in the delivery of the capital programme.”
This will include opportunities for involvement in:
- the procurement of major works contracts
- the design and specification of works
- the review of contractor performance on completion of works.
“Everything we do, we are doing for our residents and that is why we involved them in the development of this. We are listening to their views and making sure they are part of every process.”