Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek support for revised initiatives to be used as a spend to save approach for the Housing Service using funds to be sourced from Central Government.
(1) the use of Homelessness Prevention Funding to be used for tenancy rescue initiatives be approved
(2) authority be provided to the Housing Service Manager to adopt a flexible approach to Homelessness Prevention and to provide financial incentives that “allow households to remain in their accommodation or move to alternative accommodation” on the understanding that homelessness for these households is likely to have a greater financial impact on the Council’s budget
(3) a set of Homelessness Prevention Guiding Principles as opposed to a prescriptive policy in order to allow a degree of flexibility in the Council’s approach to Homelessness Prevention be adopted (Set out in Appendix 1 of the report)
(4) authority be provided to the Housing Services Manager to agree any variations to the Guiding Principles that may be required to reflect the housing market.
Report author: Helen Chard
Publication date: 13/06/2019
Date of decision: 12/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 21/06/2019