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Annual Report 2015-16 now available

Our Annual Report for 2015-16 is now available to look at on our website.  All tenants will be sent a copy in December with the Housing Matters magazine.

The report provides information on how we run and manage the housing service, our performance and the projects we have worked on over the last year. 

Shared house in Exmouth opened

Exciting new venture for East Devon Homes as we open the shared house in Exmouth and what we believe is the first ultra-low energy retrofit building in the country.

We are delighted that the shared house in Exmouth has been completed and residents will be moving in shortly. The house provides accommodation for 6 single people aged between 21 and 55 who are in housing need. 

An informal opening was held on 6 October 2016 attended by local councillors, staff, contractors, and other interested parties.

Work began on the property in February and was completed in September.  The property was converted to give six en-suite bedrooms together with an office, shared kitchen and dining facilities. 

During the refurbishment the property was retrofitted to incorporate key Passivhaus design principles which will ensure the building meets the required criteria for EnerPhit standard – an approach to refurbishing buildings so that they achieve specific energy values and are thermally very efficient.

Accommodation required for Syrian refugees

Are you a local landlord in East Devon with family sized property that is vacant? East Devon District Council are looking for suitable properties with 2 bedrooms or more to help provide accommodation for Syrian refugees as part of the Syrian vulnerable person resettlement programme (VPR).

For further information please contact Andrew Mitchell on 01395 517469 or email amitchell@eastdevon.gov.uk

Improving fire safety in our communal blocks

Fire safety is one of our top priorities and we are working hard to make sure that all tenants are aware of their responsibilities and that our communal areas are free from potential fire hazards.