In 2009, Newport City Council transferred their stock of existing social housing – more than 10,000 properties – to us – Newport City Homes. It’s been a decade of working closely alongside our residents and partners to make sure we can provide homes in communities where people want to live, listening to their views and making changes as we go.

New homes
Building new homes is one of our priorities. To meet the growing housing need in Newport and the South East we are aiming to build 250 new homes per year. We are already carrying out major regeneration and development works across the city. As part of our commitment, in 2018 we opened our very first set of new-build housing at Glen Court in Bettws, creating 11 new family homes and a bungalow equipped for people with disabilities.
This year, we’re opening our very first city centre development at Albany Chambers on Skinner Street, where nine flats will be completed in the spring.

Regeneration is key
We know that it’s important for the city and our residents to not just build new homes, but to continue to support sustainable communities. That’s why we’re putting in place multi-million pound regeneration programmes in Pill and Ringland, where we’ll be developing our existing offer to make sure it continues to be fit for purpose now and in the future.

Work is in full flow in Ringland, where we have already started work on a 56-home development at Cot Farm, with regeneration planned for Mountbatten Close too.

With this work, we’re not just aiming to create more affordable homes, but helping to tackle anti-social behaviour and improve access to community facilities.

Here for you
Our residents told us that they wanted easy access to our offices and to do more online. That’s why, early in 2018, we opened our first city centre office – @195 – located a stone’s throw from the bus station at 195 Upper Dock Street.

We’ve also developed an online portal which has been designed to offer our residents access to the most used information and services, at a time and location that is convenient for them.

Supporting our community
We’ve never been just a housing association, housing might be our focus but it’s important for us to support causes close to the hearts of our residents through our community partnerships. That’s why we’re supporting the Free from Fear scheme.

No-one should have to experience domestic abuse. Alongside our fellow housing associations in the Gwent area, we’re working to tackle domestic abuse in social housing and support both tenants and employees affected by this.

We’re also working to support those experiencing homelessness by partnering with the Gwent Dragons Phoenix team. The team is made up of people who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness, and we hope that with our support, we can help members of the team get back on their feet.

There’s a lot going on at Newport City Homes, and we’re excited for what the future will hold. While we’re not there yet, we’re very proud of what we’ve achieved so far, and of what we have in the pipeline, both this year and in the future.

Bring on the next ten years!
Ceri Doyle
Chief Executive