• We are working in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council to deliver a new Welsh Government pilot project to provide co-operative housing in Carmarthen. Read more...

  • We are working in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council to deliver a new Welsh Government pilot project to provide co-operative housing in Carmarthen. Read more...

Carmarthen Housing Co-operative

Computer generated image of Carmarthen housing co-operative

We are working in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council to deliver an exciting new Welsh Government pilot project to provide co-operative housing in Carmarthen.

One of only 3 pilot co-operative schemes in Wales, we will be building 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes to rent and the people who will live in these homes will become equal members of a tenant managed co-operative.

The homes will be let at an intermediate rent, which means that the rent is affordable and less than you would expect to pay for a similar home in the area if you were renting from a private landlord..

 

So, what exactly is a housing co-operative?

Housing co-operatives are groups of people who live in and collectively manage their own homes; this means that the co-op will decide how the properties are managed rather than Gwalia. For example, this could involve taking responsibility for arranging repairs and improvements, making decisions about rent and who joins or leaves the co-op. Co-ops are also a great way to get involved in building a community where people know and support each other.

To ensure that members of the co-op have all the skills necessary to actively participate in the management of the co-op we are currently delivering a thorough training programme. This means that when the homes are ready to move into later in 2016, the members will be fully prepared to contribute to its success.

 

Want to find out more?

All the properties have now been allocated, but if you want to find out more please contact Vicky Watts on 0800 012 1080 or email vicky.watts@gwalia.com.

 

 

 

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