A young employee whose innovative work for a leading social landlord has been named as a finalist in the Chartered Institute of Housing’s coveted Rising Star Award.
Emma Lindley, who works for Futures Homescape as the organisation’s Private Rented Sector Coordinator, is just one of three candidates throughout the UK to make the final. The event, which is one of the highlights of the housing industry calendar, recognises the extraordinary talent and hard work that goes on behind the scenes to provide quality affordable homes for more than five million people
The 27-year-old has been working for Ripley-based FHL for more than four years, where she helps to meet local housing needs by managing an expanding portfolio of privately owned leased and managed properties – transforming them into affordable homes.
“I am delighted to have reached the final,” said Emma. “I am really passionate about making a difference to local communities through the work we do at Futures Homescape.
“My main focus is to seek out opportunities to provide more affordable housing by developing mutually beneficial relationships with owners and developers of private properties.”
As part of her entry for the award, Emma had to create a campaign that raised housing as a key issue ahead of the forthcoming general election without promoting a particular political party.
Emma has already done a number of things to promote the campaign, including writing an article for The Guardian newspaper’s Housing Network. She has also been featured in specialist weekly news magazine, Inside Housing.
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