Committee details - Housing Cabinet Member Meeting

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Committee details

Housing Cabinet Member Meeting

Purpose of committee

The Cabinet Member for Housing has overall responsibility for the council’s housing functions, including council housing, homelessness, allocations and standards of housing in the council’s area.  


The Cabinet Member has responsibility for the following:


To discharge the Councils functions as a local housing authority and the following specific functions.


Strategic and Private Sector Housing

a) The Council’s housing strategy, including the housing investment programme (providing that the final adoption or approval of the housing improvement programme shall be referred to Full Council). 


b) Homelessness and the allocation of housing.


c) Private sector housing, including taking action to remedy overcrowding, disrepair, unfitness and statutory nuisances; to promote fire safety in private sector housing and the Council’s functions in relation to houses in multiple occupation. 


d)  Tenancy relations and the provision of housing advice.


e) Housing loans and grants.


Housing Landlord Functions

To discharge the Council’s functions as a housing landlord including the management of property within the Housing Revenue Account and associated properties.


Supporting People

To discharge the Council’s functions for supporting people under Section 93 Local Government Act 2000 (grants for welfare services).


Learning Disabilities  

To discharge the Council’s functions regarding Learning Disability


Contact information

Support officer: Caroline De Marco, Democratic Services Officer.

Postal address:
Room 121
King's House
Grand Avenue

Phone: 01273 291063

Fax: 01273 291089



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