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Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust

Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust is the name for Birmingham City Council's award-winning programme of house building across Birmingham.

Launched in January 2009, BMHT is now the largest provider of affordable housing across the city. Homes for rent are allocated by the city council to existing secure tenants who have applied for a transfer and homes for sale are being marketed to the general public by the developers who are building them on the various sites across the city.

Properties on our Pershore Road scheme

With over 1,400 homes already delivered or under construction, BMHT is providing high quality new homes across Birmingham.

Why are new homes needed?

Birmingham’s population is growing, but each year the council has fewer homes to offer for rent. This is because some council housing planned and built in the mid-20th century no longer meets modern needs. Also, thousands of former council properties have been bought by tenants under the Right to Buy scheme. This stock could not be replaced until recent changes to legislation.

Birmingham City Council aim to facilitate the construction of over 80,000 new homes by 2031 and will use BMHT to assist in this ambitious programme of new homes, as part of a whole range of strategic partnerships.

Why BMHT homes?

BMHT provides homes that are cheap to run, look attractive and meet the needs of Birmingham's citizens. All of our homes are carefully designed to meet the Building for Life standards and are all Secure by Design compliant.

We know that fuel costs are a major factor in budgeting for occupants, and so our use of the very latest 'green technologies' help to make running your home as cheap as possible.