Changes to the management of council housing

On 2nd June 2020, Kirklees Council’s Cabinet agreed, in principle, that the housing management and maintenance which is currently done by KNH (Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing) can be brought together with wider Kirklees Council services.

KNH is an ‘Arm’s Length Management Organisation’ (ALMO), which means it is separate from the council. It was set up in 2002 to help access funding to improve our local housing, which it has achieved. The change would simplify the arrangements for supporting you. It will mean that together we can better focus on working with our tenants and leaseholders to develop our communities and places.

We want to reassure you that, in the main, housing management and maintenance services will not change if KNH and Kirklees Council join together. It’s important that you have an opportunity to let us know what matters to you at this time. Your views will inform the final decision. So there are a range of safe ways for you to take part.

How good is your home and your local place?

Update: October 2020

Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing

We asked tenants and leaseholders how housing services in Kirklees should be managed in the future and how you’d like to be involved. What participants told us has informed the final decision by Kirklees Council’s Cabinet on 20th October 2020 to bring the housing services managed by KNH together with wider council services.

This change will happen on 1st April 2021.

Cabinet decision, 20th October 2020