Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) was created in 2008 after an LSVT saw it take over Liverpool Council’s remaining 15,000 properties, making it the city’s largest housing association.
The first five years were all about investing to improve existing housing stock and meeting the 135 promises made to the local authority as part of the transfer agreement.
Over £400 million was invested in stock refurbishment between 2008 and 2013, ensuring that every LMH home exceeds the Government’s Decent Homes Standard.
A tenant-led organisation with customers at the heart of all decision-making, LMH’s strong sense of identity centres on its vision ‘to have pride in our homes and be proud of our neighbourhoods’.
This vision is now delivered as part of a Group structure, which comprises Liverpool Mutual Homes (landlord services), HMS (construction, repairs and maintenance), LMH Developments (new-builds and refurbishments) and ComMutual, LMH’s new charitable arm.
Building affordable homes for people in housing need is a primary focus – LMH Developments now works to complete over 350 homes each year.
Appointed Liverpool City Council’s Strategic Housing Delivery Partner in 2014, LMH also builds affordable housing under the umbrella of the Liverpool Housing Partnership.
This innovative collaboration with the Council, Redrow Homes and contractor Willmott Dixon targets 1,500 new homes and 1,000 refurbishments by 2020.
As of October 2017, LMH has completed 151 homes through the LHP. Another 225 units are being actively progressed on live or committed sites.
Profits made across LMH Group are reinvested into projects that support tenants and communities, address deprivation and promote inclusion. ComMutual works in partnership with communities across four Impact Areas – helping people with employment, financial advice, getting online and health & wellbeing.
With experienced housing professional Steve Coffey as Chief Executive, a passionate and determined management board, and a talented and committed team in place, LMH is an organisation that delivers on its promises.