Manningham Housing Association in running for two major awards

Manningham Housing Association Chief Executive Lee Bloomfield (left) and Community Partnerships and Investment Manager Nasir Hussain

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has been shortlisted for two Northern Housing Awards.

The association, which owns and manages more than 1,400 homes for over 6,000 residents in Bradford and Keighley, has made the final cut in the Landlord of the Year category with its Community Engagement Team being shortlisted for Housing Team of the Year.

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday 17 May.

MHA holds the highest achievable ratings from the Regulator of Social Housing and is the first housing association in the country to be officially accredited for its work in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.

Lee Bloomfield, MHA Chief Executive, said: “This is worthy recognition for the hard work each member of staff has put in throughout another incredibly challenging year dominated by the pandemic.

“We are especially proud of the inclusive environment that has been created with our Customer Panel, chaired by MHA tenant Cath Bacon who also sits on the Board, instrumental in decision-making.

“I must give a special mention to the Community Engagement Team which has devised and delivered the ground-breaking Building Bridges Bradford initiative to bolster community resilience, support diverse communities and bring people together through social action activities.

“They deserve their place in the spotlight.”

Barrington Billings, MHA Chair, said: “This news is further evidence of Manningham Housing Association’s remarkable ability to punch well above its weight.

“On behalf of the Board, I pay tribute to our staff at every level who work in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country.

“They are a tireless, dedicated and talented group of people who are committed to improving local lives.

“Whatever the outcome at the awards ceremony, I regard them all as winners.”