Press release from the City of Wolverhampton Council, dated 21 October 2021
A report approved by City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet last night (Wednesday) shows how the Council is continuing to support its tenants in rent arrears or with money worries caused by the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
There are currently almost 22,000 Council homes in the city, with 91 per cent managed by the Council’s arms-length management organisation, Wolverhampton Homes.
The remainder are overseen by Tenant Management Organisations – Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board, Dovecotes Tenancy Management Organisation, and New Park Village Tenancy Management Co-operative.
Support services have been ramped up to ensure tenants hit hard by the pandemic and struggling to pay rent have been given help and guidance to keep them in their homes.
Wolverhampton Homes has also managed to reduce the overall amount of tenant arrears during the first quarter of the financial year thanks to the efforts of its Money Smart team.