Friday, 19 November 2010

A new dawn for the National Tenant Voice?

Tenant organisations have received £50,000 of Government funding to look at ways to continue the National Tenant Voice Council.

A 50-strong tenant council was set up as part of the £1 million National Tenants Voice (NTV), which was abolished shortly after the coalition's election victory.

The New Dawn Project will involve members of the NTV Council, boards and membership from:
Cora Carter, the former Chair of TAROE, and former Board member of the NTV said, "This grant will enable us to find ways of keeping a National Tenant Council in some form. At a time of proposed major changes to social housing, a strong national voice for tenants is needed more than ever before."

Grant funding will come from the Tenant Empowerment Programme, and 'New Dawn' will have 3 phases:
  1. an exploration of available options
  2. a feasibility study, with a strong focus on financial viability
  3. a consultation on the way forward
The grant will be managed by TPAS, and work will be completed before April 2011.

No comments:

Post a Comment

We welcome comment on CoalitionWatch, especially from HouseMark members. Comments are reviewed and approved as quickly as possible, but please don't resubmit your comment because it doesn't appear straight away.

Read our comments policy for more information.

Post a Comment