Strategic Housing

crowd of people walking aroundThe strategic housing department are responsible for the following functions:

  • assess and plan for current and future housing needs of the local population;
  • make the best use of existing housing stock;
  • plan and facilitate new supply;
  • plan and commission housing support services which link homes to support and other services that people need to live in them; 
  • have working partnerships that secure effective housing and neighbourhood management.

By contributing to place shaping, strategic housing activity can help to deliver improved services (including health, education, social services); a safe environment; accessible transport; a strong sense of community; and a decent home for all at a price people can afford.

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