Posted: 11/10/2018

We have agreed plans to simplify our structure and bring City West Housing Trust (CWHT), Villages Housing Association (VHA) and Villages Community Housing Association (VCHA) under a single landlord called ForHousing.

Before making the decision we sought views from tenants, staff and stakeholders. People were supportive of the changes and felt that they made sense.

Matt Jones, Managing Director of City West Housing Trust and Villages Housing Association, said: “Only our branding will change – so things will look a bit different when people access our services online or when they receive information from us.

“We anticipate that the new single landlord will be in place on 1 April 2019. We will write to tenants before making the change to make sure everyone has the information they need - including any new website or contact details.

Tenants will not be affected and we will retain our charitable status. Staff will remain working in the same locations doing the same work they do now.

Matt added: “Our commitment to improving lives and reinvesting profits enabling communities to build vibrant, safe and sustainable neighbourhoods remains our priority.”

See the questions and answers section for more information. Please email company.secretary@forviva.co.uk if you have any more questions that you’d like answering.

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