Homefinder UK, the national mobility scheme for social housing, has elected Mark Meehan (Director of Housing for Croydon Council) as its new national chairperson.
Distinguished Housing Director elected chair of national housing mobility scheme
Homefinder UK’s national steering group has elected Mark Meehan as its national chairman. Previously, Mark has held senior management roles at Ealing, Camden and Westminster councils as well as serving as a national homelessness adviser for the Department for Communities and Local Government. Mark, currently Housing Director at the London Borough of Croydon, believes that nothing can give us a better fighting chance against homelessness than Homefinder UK.
On being elected Mark said ‘Homefinder UK is a missing piece of the jigsaw as far as housing options are concerned. Homeless families and tenants looking to move longer distances can overcome the red tape by finding an immediately available home on Homefinder UK. Find a home and move - it’s that easy. For social landlords it’s a more efficient use of empty homes and the scheme is backed by a powerful national alliance of RPs and Councils across the country. Almost 200 councils and landlords are involved. Homefinder UK staff also offer case management support to the applicant. In my capacity as chair I will be working to promote and mainstream the scheme across the country.’