Decision - Homelessness Policy Petition Recommendations

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Homelessness Policy Petition Recommendations

Decision Maker: Housing & New Homes Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Following a petition, recomendations and amendments have been considered.


(1)            That it be agreed that inspection outcomes and satisfaction surveys are reported to Committee twice a year.


(2)            As a matter of urgency, that Housing and New Homes committee prioritise providing its own emergency accommodation, including the option of non-traditional buildings, through:


a) the estate regeneration board

b) A wholly owned housing company


(3)      That the council relate to the Emergency and Temporary Housing Residents Action Group (ETHRAG) as they would a “recognised group”/ partner organisation for the purposes of joint working, in order to improve living conditions and tenant experience alongside other relevant parties


(4)      That a report be made, as a matter of urgency, to a future housing and New Homes Committee examining the adequacy of the safeguards in existing emergency accommodation tenancy management, particularly those that protect tenants from revenge evictions, or from the eviction of whistleblowers, and considers information back from ETHRAG.


Report author: Sylvia Peckham

Publication date: 16/11/2016

Date of decision: 16/11/2016

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2016 - Housing & New Homes Committee

Effective from: 24/11/2016

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