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Housing Investment Priorities Stephen Ward Housing Strategy & Research Officer Stafford Borough Council.

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1 Housing Investment Priorities Stephen Ward Housing Strategy & Research Officer Stafford Borough Council

2 Local Investment Plan 2011  Thematic Priorities  Local Growth  Addressing Pockets of Deprivation & Vulnerability  Lessening the Impact of Public Sector Job Losses  Supporting the Needs of an Aging Population  Creating Sustainable Rural Communities

3 Local Investment Plan 2011  Spatial Priorities  Urban Homes  Rural Affordable Homes  Empty Homes  Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation  Supported Accommodation for Victims of Domestic Violence  MOD Stafford  Extra Care Housing

4 Housing Needs  Strategic Housing Market Assessment  Up to date affordable housing need  Support Local Plan  Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation  Identify Future Social Provision

5 Future Projects  SBC Owned Land  S106 Commuted Sums  Empty Homes  Gypsy and Traveller

6 Draft Tenancy Strategy Stephen Ward Housing Strategy & Research Officer Stafford Borough Council

7 Tenancy Strategy - Aims  To prevent homelessness and enable housing to be offered to those in the greatest need  Set out clear expectations to Registered Providers operating in the Borough  Make best use of the affordable housing stock  Fulfil the Council ’ s Legal duty as set out in the Localism Act 2011

8 Tenancy Strategy  Support Fixed Term and Lifetime Tenancies  Do you agree?  Fixed term – how long?  Is fixed term appropriate for everybody?  Where should lifetime tenancies be offered?

9 Tenancy Strategy The Tenancy Strategy will:  Remain open to those not in housing need  Remain open to people with out a local connection  Support Affordable Rent where appropriate  Support the Council to discharge homelessness duty in private rented sector  Support social mobility

10 Any Questions? Contact Details Stephen Ward Housing Strategy & Research Officer Stafford Borough Council


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