Tag: Ali Akbor

Unity housing association celebrates ‘best ever year’

A Leeds-based housing association, which manages properties in Holbeck, Hunslet and Beeston, has been praised by the city’s Lord Mayor for its efforts to create “strong and vibrant communities” over more than three decades. Speaking at the Unity Homes & Enterprise Annual General Meeting, Cllr Eileen Taylor told guests she

New board members join housing association’s quest for Unity

Unity Homes and Enterprise has appointed seven new board members following a competitive process. The successful candidates were welcomed to the housing association’s headquarters in Leeds by Unity Chair Shruti Bhargava and Chief Executive Ali Akbor. Unity owns and manages more than 1,300 homes across the city including recently-opened developments

Leeds housing association shortlisted for three national awards

BME-led housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise has received national recognition for its work after being shortlisted for three prestigious 24housing Awards. Unity, which has its headquarters in Chapeltown, but also manages properties in Beeston, Holbeck and Hunslet, has been singled-out in the ‘Community Achievement’ and ‘Customer Services Provider of

Unity Housing celebrates 30 years

One of the country’s foremost BME-led housing associations has celebrated its 30th anniversary. Unity Homes and Enterprise was established in 1987 with the objective of addressing the needs of black and minority ethnic communities in Leeds. The initial focus was on Chapeltown, where it still has its headquarters. Over the years,

Holbeck homes officially opened by Hilary Benn MP

MP Hilary Benn cuts the ribbon at new South Leeds £4.5 million affordable housing development Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn recently officially opened a new £4.5 million affordable housing scheme close to the heart of the city. The development at Brown Lane East in Holbeck includes 18 two-bedroom flats and

Unity housing set for another big year

Leeds-based housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise is entering 2016 with a renewed determination to deliver affordable housing, regenerate local communities and help small businesses grow, its chief executive Ali Akbor has said. Established in 1987 to address the needs of black and minority ethnic communities in the city, Unity’s