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Council Profile:

We are a vibrant local authority responsible for providing services to over 479,000 people in Bristol.

Affordable housing has long been a corporate priority for us, and we work with residents, local businesses and other stakeholders to help shape the design and delivery of future developments. In 2014 we started our own New Build Housing programme, using brownfield sites to provide new, high quality council homes, and in 2018 we launched our own development company, Goram Homes, which will help to deliver a large part of our vision. We also work closely with registered providers of social housing, developers, Homes England and other organisations to enable housing delivery on a wide variety of sites across the city.

As the Council has its own housing stock, we are responsible for letting new council homes, managing council tenants and supporting tenants with housing related issues. Our teams also work in partnership with local agencies, to ensure our estates and communal spaces are well maintained, safe and secure for residents.

We are ambitious in our aim to deliver more affordable housing for our citizens and are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to achieve this. Our work is not limited to traditional development, we have trialled several MMC products, and are working with partners to deliver a range of supported housing solutions for a variety of care needs, as well as community-led schemes, temporary accommodation, and sites for the GRT community.

Why The Council Joined The Housing Forum:

We joined The Housing Forum to gain access to the wealth of events, networking, research workstreams, industry insights and knowledge sharing opportunities across both public and private sectors that The Housing Forum has on offer. We are constantly looking for innovative solutions to the housing issues we face, and believe that the opportunity to interact and collaborate with so many housing organisations will help us to further achieve our affordable housing aims.