A HOUSING association working in Huddersfield has been praised by inspectors.
Chevin Housing, which has properties in the town, received a two-star 'good' rating - on a scale of zero to three stars - in an Audit Commission report.
The commission is responsible for making sure public money is spent properly.
Housing associations such as Chevin provide affordable homes for people referred to them by councils.
The inspectors said tenants in Huddersfield were receiving a good service from Chevin, which has 6,000 rented homes, 500 right-to- buy leasehold homes and 750 private properties in Yorkshire.
The leading inspector, Graeme Foster, said: "There is a clear commitment from the governing body and staff to further improve the quality and cost- effectiveness of services."
The report added that Chevin responded well to the views of its customers, staff and other people.
The inspectors also said that Chevin's staff were focused on their customers.
They found it invested well in its housing stock and was keen to improve its services, as well as rent collection, re-letting of homes and repairs.
But the inspectors said improvements could be made to out-of-hours services, the collection of rent arrears and looking at the value for money of individual services.