Your Home, Your Say
Currently Salford City Council own the homes you live in, with Salix Homes providing the services such as repairs, tackling anti-social behaviour and supporting communities.
Due to changes in how council housing is funded, Salford City Council does not have the money to make the big improvements needed now and in the future to homes and services. Because of this, it is proposing to transfer the ownership of 8,500 homes to Salix Homes as a not-for-profit registered social housing provider.
Your Home, Your Say is the proposal to transfer the homes from Salford City Council to Salix Homes. The transfer would mean £multi-million of investment to improve homes, communities and services now and in many years to come, which would not be possible if homes remained with the council.
However the transfer cannot happen unless the majority of tenants who vote, vote yes - in favour of the transfer. This is your chance to shape the future of your home - so make sure you have your say! There will be a tenant ballot later this year and it is very important to use your vote.
Improvements for all: £75million in the first five years including £multi-million investment to improve homes, communities and services now and in many years to come. This will ensure all homes meet the Decent Homes standard and are maintained at this level long-term.
Your say: Every tenant will get the chance to vote on the transfer in a ballot later this year.
No surprise rent rises: We made a commitment to the council that the rent for your home will not be any different to what it would be if the homes stayed with the council.
Your rights protected: Your tenancy would continue to be as secure as it is now with your rights protected.
Jobs for local people: A commitment to creating new jobs for local people.
Click here for the answers to the most commonly asked questions. You can also download 'Housing Transfer: The Facts' here.
How can I find out more information?
The council and Salix Homes will be sending you regular updates and newsletters on Your Home, Your Say. You can also find out lots of information on the Your Home, Your Say website and Facebook page.
In addition we will be out and about in Salford over the next few months to tell you more about the proposals and the improvements they would bring to your home and the area you live.
If you would like to speak to a member of the Salix Homes Project Team about the proposals then call 0161 779 8958 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm); email email@example.com or fill out the contact form below. We can call, email or visit you to explain more about the transfer proposals.