Affordable Housing

A key part of the local authority strategic housing role is planning for, and facilitating the provision of affordable housing in the area to meet housing need. This involves a range of different approaches including:

  • rigorous assessment of local housing markets, housing need and housing demand
  • the use of planning powers to ensure that housing developers assist with the provision of affordable private housing
  • partnerships with housing associations to ensure that social housing grant, and other resources, are invested to develop new social housing and low cost home ownership schemes
  • empty homes strategies to ensure that existing homes can be brought into use
  • supporting the improvement of private housing stock with loans, equity release schemes and grants

For more information contact: Jim McKirdle


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