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New dawn for Glasgow tenants

Ministers yesterday backed moves to give tenants a voice in deciding to transfer 16,000 Glasgow houses into community control.

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) will ask tenants to consider transfer proposals in the course of 2010 and 2011, before deciding on their future.

A blueprint for GHA's future direction, following a year-long strategic options review, has also been finalised.

Housing and Communities Minister Alex Neil will attend the official Second Stage Transfer Concordat signing ceremony in Glasgow on Monday (Februrary 1).

Mr Neil said:

"Huge progress has been made since last summer and GHA are to be congratulated on this. The organisation has clearly demonstrated a renewed sense of purpose and direction.

"The Forum and the Council have also played a key role engaging positively with GHA over recent months.

"Offering around 16,000 people in Glasgow a chance to decide on their future paves the way for a new dawn for the city's tenants.

"This Government has always maintained that protecting and promoting tenants' interests are crucial."

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