All change at housing company

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A HOUSING boss who helped unlock millions of funding to revamp thousands of crumbling homes has resigned.

Paul Tanney is stepping down as chief executive of East Durham Homes, moving to a new post at Four Housing Group, the parent company of Three Rivers Housing and Berwick Borough Housing.

His departure follows five years with the Peterlee-based landlord, during which he oversaw its bid to improve its star rating with the Audit Commission.

Its two-star status has led to further funding from the Government as it carries out work under the Decent Homes scheme to make them warm, watertight and modern.

His efforts will see £50million secured to invest in its 8,000-plus properties over the next two years.

He said: “I’ve throughly enjoyed my five years as chief executive and leave East Durham Homes in a positive position.”

Paul Mains, who has served as EDH’s assistant chief executive, has been appointed as interim chief executive, which is a 12 month agreement and will be reviewed at the end of the period.

He has been with EDH four years and brings 25 years’ experience in the housing sector to his new role.