Council nominated for housing award
by Natalie Vincent Thu 22 February 2018, 1:27 pm
Medway Council is a finalist for the Landlord of the Year prize in the 2018 UK Housing Awards, and is the only local authority to be shortlisted in the category.
Owning and managing more than 3,000 homes throughout the area, the council last year invested £7 million into a new build council housing scheme in Gillingham called Centenary Gardens.
Medway has completed two phases of the programme, building 56 homes, of which 36 are energy efficient bungalows let to existing council tenants.
Howard Doe, Medway Council’s portfolio holder for housing, said: "The fact that we have been shortlisted as finalists in the UK Housing Awards is testament to our commitment to our tenants."
The UK Housing Awards are the biggest awards in the housing sector and are organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing magazine.
The winners will be announced on 2 May 2018.