Thirteen consolidation update

The Thirteen Group has been working on proposals to change its structure and simplify the organisation and its systems.

07/04/2017

We are working to consolidate the organisations that currently make up the Group – Erimus Housing, Housing Hartlepool, Tees Valley Housing, Tristar Homes and Thirteen Care and Support – to create one landlord called Thirteen to manage the Group’s services and 34,000 properties.

These proposed changes will help us to be better prepared for the future, provide improved value for money and free up resources to invest in developing homes and communities in our area.

The proposals will not affect tenants’ current rights, rent or the services they receive.

Last October, we sent information to tenants to gather opinions about the planned changes. Customers were broadly supportive of our plans so over the past few months we have been working with our local authority partners to implement the changes.

Our original aim was to complete the consolidation by April, but we are now working to complete the process by the end of June 2017.

This means that current arrangements for the organisation will stay the same for the time being, and tenants will remain customers of the above landlords until the changes have been implemented.

During the final stages of the consolidation process, we will inform customers about the progress of the project and we’ll send all residents a formal notice with details of the new landlord after the consolidation takes place.

For any questions about this process, please contact: