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North Star was established in 2006 and brings together, Endeavour, Teesdale and Darlington Housing Associations. We hold Investors in People Platinum Award, Investors in diversity, are a 2015 Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company in the ‘not for profit’ sector and an accredited Living Wage employer.
We hold the Customer Service Excellence Award, and deliver high-quality services. Tenants are at the centre of the businesses which is evidenced with strong tenant scrutiny, a Tenant LINK Group and varied tenant involvement. We invest significantly in community activity to develop and sustain the areas in which we operate.
Endeavour Housing Association was set up in 1974 and began life buying and refurbishing older terraced housing in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool. Over the years, Endeavour has grown and now works in 11 local authority areas, providing a wide range of rented accommodation. Known for flexibility, partnership working, community focus and adaptability, it owns and manages over 2,750 homes, of which around 450 are supported housing units. Endeavour is very diverse in its activities which include private sector leasing schemes, tenant management co-operatives, schemes for people with a variety of support needs, and extra care housing. A developing association, they are involved in regeneration and new build activity.
Teesdale Housing Association was set up in 2006, following the transfer of homes from the previous Teesdale District Council. Operating across a wide geographic area in the south west of Durham, they operate in market towns, ex-coalfield areas as well as more isolated rural villages. They have a local office in Barnard Castle, and own stock exclusively in County Durham, although they manage some housing on behalf of Endeavour. They own around 830 homes. A recently developed vision for Teesdale details plans for tackling challenging housing stock, improving environmentals and land assembly to assist with growth. An actively developing association, they are committed to replace stock lost under the right to buy and to assist in regenerating communities.
Darlington Housing Association (originally Re-Roof) was formed in 1976 to provide and maintain good quality accommodation at reasonable cost to families or individuals who’s circumstances made this difficult on the open market. They own over 250 homes in Darlington.