Citizen is awarded a further £343,000 to improve more homes in Solihull - The Solihull Observer

Citizen is awarded a further £343,000 to improve more homes in Solihull

Solihull Editorial 6th Feb, 2024   0

CITIZEN has been successful in securing a further grant of £343,000 from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to improve homes in Solihull.

The money has been awarded through the Social Housing Quality Fund and will be used to tackle potential hazards in the home including damp, mould and condensation.

This will be done through the installation of new ventilation systems in kitchens and bathrooms and the installation of environmental monitoring equipment so that it is able to collect information on the thermal efficiency of homes.

In total £178,000 will be spent on improvements to 84 homes in Solihull with all works to the homes need to be completed by March 2024.

Chief operating officer at Citizen, Mads Nelson, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded further money from the WMCA to help improve our customers homes in Solihull.

“Our business strategy is focused on making sure our homes are safe, sustainable and that we are investing in homes to improve their quality.




“This additional money means that we can deliver these services to homes ahead of our planned time.

“Thank you to the team for their hard work and we hope our customers receiving the works see the benefit of them.”


 

Coun Ian Courts, the WMCA’s portfolio holder for housing and land and Leader of Solihull Council, said: “This new money from the WMCA for homes in Solihull comes hard on the heels of the £2.1 million we made available to Citizen last year to tackle the issue of damp and mould in their Coventry properties.

“It’s great to see this latest funding being used to improve many more homes across the West Midlands.

“Decent housing is vital for people’s quality of life, so I look forward to seeing how this investment can make a positive difference for Citizen’s tenants while also providing data about the average internal temperature, humidity and heat loss rate of the typical home, invaluable information for supporting work to make our housing stock warmer and more energy efficient.”

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