A range of strategies relating to the Housing Options Team and the Private Sector Housing Team.
Thesets out this council's priorities including:
Making better use of existing housing stock
Increasing the supply of well-designed and affordable housing
Improving partnerships and building community engagement
Our has been influenced through consultation and feedback via questionnaires, face-to-face interviews with key stakeholders and engagement with members, parish councillors and residents to produce a strategy which is truly reflective of housing needs in Mendip.
Somerset Homelessness Strategy 2017
Priority 1: Support the transition in services required by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 to reduce and prevent homelessness
Priority 2: Support clients to remain in their existing accommodation where appropriate
Priority 3: Support clients to access suitable and affordable alternative accommodation where appropriate
Priority 4: Continue to build and maintain strong working partnerships to deliver cost effective and responsive services
Empty Homes Strategy 2017-2020
The Empty Homes Strategy aims to engage with owners to bring empty properties back into use through the provision of advice, support and formal action where necessary. The policy can be viewed here: