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Cabinet Member for Better Homes (Camden Council)

Councillor Meric Apak (Lab). The role is:


Leading on improving council homes & estates, tenant & leaseholder participation and promoting quality private rented accommodation (including council stock; housing management and housing strategies).


To take responsibility for delivery of the aspects of Our Camden Plan that relate to the portfolio functions outlined below. In particular, by: 

  • continuing to work to make homes in Camden safe, well-managed, and well-maintained, and make sure that people’s homes meet their needs, seeking to reduce the number of households living in unsuitable accommodation
  • seeking to influence the private rented sector so that it improves the standard of accommodation
  • delivering the highest level of safety in our housing stock by working together with tenants and leaseholders.

To be responsible for all strategic housing matters including the Council’s housing strategy, its relationship with registered social landlords and other housing agencies across all tenures (including private sector issues) and the Council’s housing strategy.

To lead on improving council homes and estates.

To lead in responding to and seeking to influence the Government’s agenda on housing issues.

To lead on housing policy and temporary accommodation.

To be responsible for the health and safety issues that fall within the remit of this portfolio.

To have responsibility for effective arrangements for the provision of housing services funded by grant.

To be responsible for the improvement and maintenance (including responsive repairs, planned maintenance, capital projects and resulting health and safety obligations) of the Council’s own residential stock (including estate, street properties, sheltered and hostel accommodation). This includes oversight of the funding, procurement and management of the housing investment programme and related regeneration and inward-investment initiatives together with responsibility for the prudent management of the Housing Revenue Account and housing capital budgets including the oversight of the capital spend profile and annual rent-setting.

To have responsibility for functions within the remit of the Cabinet relating to housing management on Camden’s housing estates and street properties (including estate cleaning, grounds maintenance, environmental management, void control, lettings and rent collection).

To lead on promoting quality private rented accommodation (including council stock; housing management and housing strategies).

To be responsible for leading and improving tenant & leaseholder participation. Ensuring that the views and interests of tenants and leaseholders are considered in the creation of housing policy and in service delivery. To also ensure that the participation is representative and maximise the level of participation.

To be responsible for the aspects of the council’s response to HS2 and Euston Station that fall within these portfolio responsibilities.

Contact details

Contact Name
Olivia Mensah
Contact Position
Head of Member Support
0207 7974 6409
Alternative Contact


c/o Cabinet Office
Camden Town Hall
Judd Street

Further details

Parent Body
Camden Council Corporate Services Directorate.
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