11 August 2010 | By Isabel Hardman
Hammersmith and Fulham council has announced plans to take its arm’s-length management organisation back in-house.
The board of H&F homes has launched a consultation with tenants on closing the ALMO and returning housing management services to the council from March 2011.
The council hopes to save more than £400,000 by shutting the ALMO now that its £230 million Decent Homes programme is complete.
Harry Audley, chair of H&F Homes, said: ‘Our job is to provide the best possible quality housing to our residents and we believe this move in challenging financial times would be good news all round.’
Lucy Ivimy, cabinet member for housing, said: ‘Bringing H&F Homes back in-house means that we can focus the resources we have on delivering an even better service to tenants and leaseholders rather than wasting that money on unnecessary costs.’
The consultation will run throughout August and September and the ALMO board will make a final recommendation to the council in November.