Urban Renewal

Cabinet Member for Housing and Urban Renewal - Councillor Fareed HussainCouncillor Fareed Hussain photo June 2015

Fareed Hussain came to live in Derby in 1974. After a variety of jobs in private industry and a short spell as self-employed restaurateur, he became a day worker in Social Services with Derbyshire County Council in 1985 before retiring in 2015.

Fareed was elected to Derby City Council in 1991 representing Babington Ward and has served Arboretum Ward since 2002.

Using his substantial professional experience, he has played a leading role in shaping children's services in the city over recent years as Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Boards and as the Cabinet portfolio holder.

Having served a term as Mayor from May 2013, he recently returned to the political fold as a Cabinet Member. His latest role includes responsibility for housing renewal, with a focus on improving housing standards in some of the most deprived areas of the inner city.

Councillor Hussain's main priority is:

  • to provide safe, clean and thriving neighbourhoods where people chose to live.

He will do this by:

  • providing access to high quality housing for all residents and tacking the underlying issues preventing housing renewal in inner city areas.

Councillor Hussain's responsibilities include:

  • housing strategy
  • housing options service
  • empty homes
  • Derby Homes
  • housing development.

Visit Councillor Hussain's profile page on our Committee Management Information System for more information and contact details.

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