Published: Tuesday, 20th February 2018

Medway Council has been shortlisted as a finalist in the most prestigious awards in the housing sector.

The council owns and manages more than 3,000 homes and is the only local authority shortlisted for the landlord of the year category at the UK Housing Awards.

The UK Housing Awards are the biggest awards in the housing sector and are run by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing.

Medway Council has invested £7million into a new build council housing programme and has completed two phases of the programme, building 56 homes, including 32 bungalows in Gillingham. In February 2017 the Housing Minister formally opened the award winning Centenary Gardens in Gillingham – one of the largest council-built energy efficient bungalow sites in the UK. The Minister praised the council’s work and said it showcased the range and diversity of the government’s housing ambitions. Half of the bungalows were let to existing council tenants.

'Testament to our commitment to our tenants'

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “We are delighted to be recognised nationally as a good landlord. The fact that we have been shortlisted as finalists in the UK Housing Awards is testament to our commitment to our tenants.”

The winners of the UK Housing Awards will be announced on Wednesday, 2 May.

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