Anti-social behaviour case closed in Widnes

A property in Widnes, plagued by anti-social behaviour and boarded up for months is finally returned to Halton Housing Trust. On 28th March a Judge ruled in favour of the Trust for the property to be returned immediately and further ordered the tenant to pay back her substantial arrears. Dionne Smith, 42 was forced to… Read more »

Trust handovers their biggest housing scheme

Halton Housing Trust is handing over their largest general needs housing scheme to date. A total of 33 homes in Runcorn are due to be completed by the end of April.  So far 23 have been handed over and the popularity of the scheme has been proven with 22 customers signing up for their new… Read more »

Welfare Reforms Bedroom tax a year on: Families hungry and hard up

Hundreds of residents are being referred to food-banks by housing associations, as the impact of Government welfare reforms continues to hit families on Merseyside. A year after the bedroom tax and other benefit changes were introduced, average rent arrears in households affected by the shake-up in housing benefit have soared by 35%. A survey of… Read more »

Trust to build 39 apartments in Widnes

Halton Housing Trust is set to build 39 self-contained homes on a site that has been disused for many years on Albert Road, Widnes. Work has recently started with an expected completion date of March 2015. The scheme will provide homeless people with housing and on-site support for up to six months. With a change… Read more »

New adapted home for Trust customer

Halton Housing Trust helps disabled customer move into a property more suited to her needs, allowing wheelchair access to the property with a step lift at the front. Amanda Harkins (38) was living with her partner Stephen in a one bedroom bungalow which had an adapted bathroom with a level access shower area. At the… Read more »

Trust transforms local empty homes

Halton Housing Trust is currently revamping four houses in the borough, with three more in the future pipeline. Partially funded by the HCA, the homes have been left empty, by owners who have been unable to maintain them, for more than six months. Bringing empty homes back into use is a high priority set by… Read more »

Trust encourages customers to save with the Credit Union

Halton Housing Trust is working with Halton Credit Union to provide their customers with a safer way to save and borrow money. The Trust has supported the work of the Credit Union over a number of years and has recently invested in their services as a corporate member which will help the existing 4,500 credit… Read more »

Trust Investigates loophole on Under Occupancy

Halton Housing Trust is working towards identifying customers who may be affected by the recently announced ‘loophole.’ Recent information has highlighted a loophole in the rules around the Under Occupancy Charge.  The loophole means that any social housing tenants affected by the Under Occupancy Charge who have been living at the same address and entitled… Read more »

Widnes scheme Ramps up the Red

Staff and customers from Halton Housing Trust’s extra care scheme, Naughton Fields raised close to £200 during the British Heart Foundations ramp up the red day. Both staff and customers got involved with activities, from baking and selling cakes to wearing red clothes, a delicious cake was also raffled to raise money for the cause…. Read more »

Trust reveals new van fleet

Halton Housing Trust has started the New Year by unveiling their eye-catching new van fleet, complete with a refreshed livery design.  The overhaul of the Trust’s Construction Services Team means they are now more distinctive and easier to recognise on the streets of Runcorn and Widnes as well as projecting a professional and friendly service…. Read more »