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Housing Allocation Policy

Meeting: 09/02/2021 - Cabinet (Item 17)

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To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport.

 

Under Part 6 of the 1996 Housing Act all local authorities are obliged to have a published housing allocation policy that explains how they will allocate their housing stock, including who qualifies to apply, how households with be prioritised and the processes to be used.

 

To facilitate the priorities within the Housing Strategy 2021-2024 and Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2021-2024, the Councils’ Allocation Policy has been reviewed. The policy details how the Councils’ commitment to meeting housing needs may be achieved by making best use of existing stock through supporting existing tenants to move through mutual exchanges, and continuing to utilise options such as shared tenancies for young people.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to give approval to the proposed new Housing Allocation Policy as detailed at appendix 1 to the report.

 

Officer contact: Andy Kippax on 0161 474 4319 or email:  andy.kippax@stockport.gov.uk. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a draft housing allocation policy that explained how the Council intended to allocate its housing stock, including who qualified to apply, how households would be prioritised and the processes to be used.

 

To facilitate the priorities within the Housing Strategy 2021-2024 and Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2021-2024, the Councils’ Allocation Policy has been reviewed. The policy details how the Councils’ commitment to meeting housing needs may be achieved by making best use of existing stock through supporting existing tenants to move through mutual exchanges, and continuing to utilise options such as shared tenancies for young people.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the proposed new Housing Allocation Policy as detailed at appendix 1 to the report.


Meeting: 25/01/2021 - Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee (Item 7)

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To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive

 

Under Part 6 of the 1996 Housing Act all local authorities are obliged to have a published housing allocation policy that explains how they will allocate their housing stock, including who qualifies to apply, how households with be prioritised and the processes to be used.

 

To facilitate the priorities within the Housing Strategy 2021-2024 and Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2021-2024, the Councils’ Allocation Policy has been reviewed. The policy details how the Councils’ commitment to meeting housing needs may be achieved by making best use of existing stock through supporting existing tenants to move through mutual exchanges, and continuing to utilise options such as shared tenancies for young people.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Andy Kippax on 0161 474 4319 or email:

andy.kippax@stockport.gov.uk. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a draft housing allocation policy that explained how the Council intends to allocate its housing stock, including who qualifies to apply, how households with be prioritised and the processes to be used. 

 

To facilitate the priorities within the Housing Strategy 2021-2024 and Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2021-2024, the Councils’ Allocation Policy has been reviewed. The policy details how the Councils’ commitment to meeting housing needs may be achieved by making best use of existing stock through supporting existing tenants to move through mutual exchanges, and continuing to utilise options such as shared tenancies for young people.

 

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport (Councillor Sheila Bailey) attended the meeting to respond to councillors’ questions.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.