Decent Homes and Hackney Investment Programme

Decent Homes Programme

The Decent Homes standard is a government target set to ensure all social housing meets an acceptable standard. Since 2006, the Council has invested over £184m in improvements to homes. To date the Decent Homes programme has delivered new kitchens and bathrooms to 10,800 homes, new roofs to 14,753 homes and new windows to 16,700 homes. The Decent Homes programme underpinning the Decent Homes standard finished in February 2015, however we replaced it with the Hackney Investment Programme.

Hackney Investment Programme

The Council is aware that a lot can change in 11 years and so properties that met the Decent Homes standard in 2003, may currently need updating. The Council’s continued commitment to modernising homes will be achieved through a new programme of works called the Hackney Investment Programme.

This programme will improve kitchens, bathrooms, roofs and windows. £100m has been allocated to spend on modernising kitchens and bathrooms over the period between April 2015 and March 2024. It is estimated that over 10,000 homes will benefit from this during the period.

If your home is included in the programme, we will write to you to tell you the details of the work to be carried out and when it will start. Any work in your home is subject to a survey before works start to check the condition of your home.

If you have any urgent repairs needed in your home, please do not wait for the Hackney Investment Programme, request a repair by getting in touch with our Repairs Contract Centre.

Page updated on: 3 August 2019

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