Published: 2nd Jun 2020

Manchester City Council has announced a major review into how local authority-owned social housing is managed in the city. The local authority said the review will look at management standards of the council-owned properties, value for money to the council for the service received, and will also ask for input from residents. Council-owned social housing in the city is predominantly managed by Northwards Housing – an arm’s length management organisation (ALMO) – which looks after around 13,000 local authority homes in the city. Tenants will play a crucial role, providing insight from the people living in Northwards properties to fully appreciate their lived experience and to gain insight around how they feel their home is looked after, and what their vision for the future is. Fundamentally, the exercise will ascertain the most appropriate option for how council-owned social housing is managed in the future, with the current preferred option – … (To read the full article, subscribe below)