DAMHADurham Aged Mineworkers' Homes Association (UK)
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DAMHA chief executive Paul Mullis said: "We currently already have 11 affordable housing schemes within the Sunderland area, totalling 156 homes, and very much look forward to continue working with Sunderland City Council to provide sustainable and affordable accommodation in the area, and help to meet both the current and future needs of its residents.
DAMHA has an excellent reputation in County Durham for providing housing for some of our older citizens and this looks a first class addition.
DAMHA, established more than 100 years ago, traditionally provided homes for mineworkers but now provides housing services for anyone over the age of 50.
My husband opened a scheme for DAMHA in 2001, so it is nice to be able to continue this tradition.
The work done by DAMHA is important because, while the Durham coalfield may be history, the mining tradition and influence in the county is as strong as ever.
This newest partnership agreement with Nomad has the added benefit of allowing DAMHA to be involved in major revitalisation projects in coalfield communities, something we were previously prevented from being part of.
The new partnership with DAMHA strengthens our position as the region's leading developer of new affordable homes for both rent and sale.
The partnership is likely to involve Nomad constructing 150 new bungalows for DAMHA over the next three years, at a total cost of around pounds 14m.
Bob Olaman, chairman of DAMHA, said: "We've been operating for over 100 years, and although times have changed, our role today is as important as ever.
John Humble, director of DAMHA, said under the Government's National Care Standards legislation, homes like Langley House have been set new training requirement targets.
The pounds 1m project, which is due for completion early next year, was started by local councillor Tom Hanson, who joined DAMHA President Bob Olaman in turning the first turf.
The pounds 1 million project, due for completion early next year, was started by local councillor Tom Hanson, who joined DAMHA President, Bob Olaman, in turning the first turf.