North Wales Housing currently have around 2,370 homes, with the majority of these being rented accommodation. Our rented properties are spread across the counties of Ynys Mon, Gwynedd and Conwy, providing both general and supported housing.
We are also committed to providing Low Cost Home Ownership to assist potential buyers to get onto the housing ladder. Low Cost Home Ownership is aimed mainly at:
As a Housing Association, we receive part-funding from the Welsh Assembly Government to assist with the provision of affordable housing to increase, primarily, our stock of rented properties. These properties are then allocated to applicants on a needs basis.
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North Wales Housing Association has assisted the local authorities to recruit 2 specialist Empty Homes Officers.
In Conwy, revenue funding is provided towards the post, whilst in Denbighshire a full-time officer, employed by NWHA, sits within the local authority Housing Renewal Team. In both authorities, this resource has raised awareness of the use of empty homes for affordable housing, and allowed such properties to be identified and targeted. This has seen the development of an Empty Homes Strategy.
In Denbighshire, the Empty Homes Officer has identified 800 long-term empty homes and over 150 owners who would be interested in working with the project to bring their property back into use.
A draft Empty Homes Strategy is being consulted upon and will be presented to both North Wales Housing Association's Board and Denbighshire County Council's Cabinet in April.
The draft proposes the following services or actions to bring empty homes back into use: