@DisbandHFI petition on front page of Inside Housing

Influential magazine “Inside Housing” reports on  Petition demands council disbands ALMO http://bit.ly/mTM7sW

It reports that  The petition says: ‘Councils across the country are winding up organisations like HFI, recognising that they do not represent best value for public money, and bringing management of council housing back under direct council control.

‘We need genuine accountability instead of token box-ticking exercises to retain HFI, an organisation which does not have residents’ interests at heart.’

Non-Resident Leaseholders

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR NON-RESIDENT LEASEHOLDERS

 

Following a joint initiative between the ILA and HfI, there is now an agreed procedure which HfI staff will follow to make sure that leaseholders who don’t live in their HfI – managed flats will receive important correspondence from HfI at their designated correspondence addresses.

This is the list we have jointly agreed and in it  ‘NRL’ stands for Non-Resident Leaseholders.

Would all NRLs have a look at this list and see if we’ve covered all eventualities?

It may be that you have other examples of mail which you feel you should have received but didn’t.

In which case, please get in touch with us at

islington.leaseholders@hotmail.co.uk

Similarly, we would like to have your correspondence address so that we can send  our newsletters direct to you and not to your tenants.

SO PLEASE email us with the best address to reach you at.

 

LEASEHOLDERS MEETING

LEASEHOLDERS MEETING

Date: Wednesday 10th August 2011

Venue: Town Hall Chambers

Time :7 – 9 pm

Guest speakers: All of the prospective candidates standing for election to the St Peters Ward by-election.

Please view our website www.ila.org.uk , if you wish to become a member or renew your existing membership you can download a membership form from this website.
Follow us on twitter @ilaorguk

Please inform any leaseholders on your Estate, or in Street Properties about these meetings, and suggest they attend.

URGENT PLEASE… if you have not already signed up…please do so by clicking on to…www.DisbandHFI.org.uk

Dr B.S. Potter Chairman ILA

Unable to obtain last week’s Islington Tribune? Please, see articles and letters here.

White paper reveals proposals to make ALMOs independent

12 July 2011 | By Rhiannon Bury @ Inside Housing

Arm’s-length management organisations could become fully independent under government plans to give more choice to tenants.

It said that ministers will explore ‘whether semi-autonomous public sector bodies should now be made fully autonomous, for example, by moving arm’s-length management organisations in social housing into the housing association sector.’ more  

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LEASEHOLDERS

  • Last week, (See above) the Government published a White Paper that outlines proposals potentially giving ALMO’s (HFI) the legal power to convert into Housing Associations.
  • Should an ALMO (HFI) transform into a privatisation model, possibly a COCO, (Community Owned – Council Owned), or Housing Association, all leaseholders bills could immediately become liable to 20% VAT.
  • If we act now, we may be able to prevent this backdoor privatisation of Islington’s housing stock.
  • Our petition is now running out of time…SO…please print out copies of the attached form and sign it.

WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE WHO WILL SUPPORT THIS PETITION

IF ASKED

SO…PLEASE ASK YOUR NEIGHBOURS TO SIGN.

Click on

www.DisbandHFI.org.uk

 

Disband HFI Petition passes 600

“Because there are so many signatories, only the most recent 500 are shown on this page.

The Disband HFI petition became the most successful e-petition conducted by Islington Council to date – back at 212 signatures!

EVERYBODY KNOWS SOMEONE WHO, IF ASKED, WILL SIGN AND GLADLY SUPPORT THE PETITION

Let’s keep it lifting – thanks for all your support

Disband HFI – Bring Back Directly Managed Council Housing in Islington.

www.DisbandHFI.org.uk