Decision - Home Purchase Policy

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Home Purchase Policy

Decision Maker: Housing & New Homes Committee, Policy, Resources & Growth Committee

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(1)       That a budget of £2.000m within the HRA Capital Programme 2017/18 for the purpose of purchasing former council homes, to be funded from Right to Buy receipts (£0.600m) and HRA borrowing and/or reserves (£1.4m) be approved; and


(2)       That it be agreed that for the duration of the pilot scheme, the allocation should seek to provide 75% general needs accommodation unless the business case is not viable, then 25% to temporary accommodation, and will charge social rents up to living wage rents, subject to the business case model (appendix 2 shows that no subsidy is needed).

Report author: Diane Hughes

Publication date: 16/10/2017

Date of decision: 12/10/2017

Decided at meeting: 12/10/2017 - Policy, Resources & Growth Committee

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