Decision details

Administration of Community Housing Fund:

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

The Community Housing Fund be used to extend the contract of the Empty Homes Officer for 12 months from 11 December 2020.

 

The Community Housing Fund be used to extend the contract of the Community Led Housing Officer for 9 months from 31 March 2020.

Reasons for the decision:

The additional resource is required to continue delivery of the Empty Homes Strategy, specifically the agreed programme of enforcement action on high priority homes.

Alternative options considered:

Not to extend the hours of the EHO as above. Without the resource and knowledge provided by the EHO, the council will fail to deliver the Empty Homes Strategy, reduce support for community groups hoping to obtain empty homes and reduce the number of empty homes across the district in accordance with its targets by 2024

Publication date: 27/10/2020

Date of decision: 27/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 27/10/2020 - Cabinet Member for Housing and Safer Communities

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