A programme to bring 40 empty homes back into use has been so successful that a bid to bring back a further 40 has been given the green light. In April 2015 local housing association Keelman Homes successfully applied to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) for the Empty Homes Grant 2015-18, for funding to… Read the full article →
Social housing provider Keelman Homes has purchased its first non-ex-local-authority property through its 2015-2018 Empty Homes Programme. The one-bedroom new-build property is situated on Whitewell Road on the former Bleach Green Estate in Blaydon. 31 Whitewell Road is now ready to let and will be advertised in late January. The property has an allocated parking… Read the full article →
Keelman Homes has secured an additional Empty Homes Grant from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The additional £400,000 has enabled the Keelman Homes Empty Homes Purchase and Repair Programme 2015-18 to double the number of empty homes which will be brought back into use in Gateshead. The original programme included 20 units after initially… Read the full article →
The Gateshead Housing Company and its charitable partner Keelman Homes recently made the shortlist of a prestigious video awards programme for their regeneration of Kibblesworth in south Gateshead. Now in their seventh year, The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) Silver Screen Awards celebrated some of the most outstanding and innovative work carried out by housing organisations and local authorities… Read the full article →
A free event that marked the completion of four years of housing developments has been hailed a success. The Kibblesworth Festival, organised by The Gateshead Housing Company and partners, was the finale to a £14m scheme that has included 140 new homes being built, improved children’s play areas and original artwork. Hundreds of residents attended… Read the full article →
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