The Help to Buy Midlands, which is part of 39,000-home Orbit Group, has received a highly commended award for its Outstanding Contribution to promoting Home Ownership in the 2016 UK Housing Awards.
The prestigious award is presented to social landlords who are helping to increase access to sustainable home ownership. Help to Buy Midlands achieved highly commended in the category, for developing a successful, innovative social media marketing strategy which opens up access to ownership to a wider range of people.
Margaret Snook, head of Help to Buy Midlands, said: “We are delighted to receive this accolade, it is a credit to the team’s hard work and commitment to helping future homeowners explore their options and finding the best one for them.”
With homes costing an average of £187,387 in the West Midlands, homeownership is increasingly out of the reach of many people, but options such as shared ownership and equity loans, give people an affordable option to owning their own home.
Now in its 20th year, the UK Housing Awards were the first to recognise achievement in social housing and remain the most respected awards in the sector. Organised by Inside Housing in association with the Chartered Institute of Housing, the awards recognise the ingenuity, creativity and results of housing organisations across the UK.
If you would like more information on Help to Buy Midlands visit www.helptobuymidlands.co.uk or call 0345 8 502050 and select option 2.