House swapping event for council tenants

DUDLEY Council tenants are invited to an inter-borough house swapping event in Halesowen on Thursday.

The aim of the event is to find bigger homes for tenants living in over-crowded properties and smaller properties for those who are looking to downsize.

Councillor Steve Waltho, cabinet member for housing, said: “Our housing needs change at different stages in our lives such as when we have a growing family or as we get older. Another factor that’s having an impact on people at the moment are the changes brought about by the welfare reforms.

"Whatever the reasons for moving, our speed matching events provide tenants with the help and support they need to meet other tenants who may want to swap properties or to find out about other housing options.”

The event will take place at Halesowen Library, from 10am to 6.30pm.

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12:10pm Tue 7 Jan 14

anonymous4014 says...

I currently have a 3 bed council house with 2 children under 10 theres a 2 bed empty council house in next street from me I called council offering to give mine up to people who may need it more than me as my children can share a room if need be... and their reply was NO!! So much for wanting to free up under occupied housing
I currently have a 3 bed council house with 2 children under 10 theres a 2 bed empty council house in next street from me I called council offering to give mine up to people who may need it more than me as my children can share a room if need be... and their reply was NO!! So much for wanting to free up under occupied housing anonymous4014

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