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Angus Local Housing Strategy. Angus LHS Review 2007-08. Key Priority Areas Helping Aging and Disabled households Mixed Tenure & Housing Options Housing Market areas and housing Need Improving Housing Quality Alleviate & Prevent homelessness

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angus lhs review 2007 08
Angus LHS Review 2007-08
  • Key Priority Areas
  • Helping Aging and Disabled households
  • Mixed Tenure & Housing Options
  • Housing Market areas and housing Need
  • Improving Housing Quality
  • Alleviate & Prevent homelessness
  • Responding to population changes and incre4ased demand from migrant workers
1 helping ageing and disabled households
1. Helping Ageing and Disabled households
  • in 2007-08 the Private Sector Grant of £1.023m was applied to 242 houses in the private sector to help with adaptations
  • Angus Council spent £548k providing both minor and major adaptations to council housing stock assisting tenants with physical disabilities
  • In 2008 the population of over 60 yr olds was 27,774, 25.2% of the population, it is estimated to rise to 49% by 2031
2 mixed tenure housing options
2. Mixed Tenure & Housing Options
  • In 2006-07 an in-house Study estimated a total need for 1,087 units of affordable housing. 942 units for rental, 145 low cost home ownership. LCHO demand fell due to rise in house prices from 2003 – 2007 the average house price increased from £54K to £131k, whilst 56% of households income was below £25k
  • 2007-08 Scottish Govt provided £7.192m funding Affordable housing in Angus, RSLs Completed 118 houses for rent and LCHO, 73 Arbroath, 21 Brechin, 2 Carnoustie, 22 Forfar.
  • 2007-08 8 houses benefited from the empty homes grant of £150,000
3 housing market areas and housing need
3. Housing Market areas and housing Need
  • Previous LHS focused on Local Housing Need Assessment, revealing Angus has relatively self contained market areas. With little cross boundary movement
  • With new Guidance this work has developed with more robust HNDA across all tenures
4 improving housing quality
4. Improving Housing Quality
  • Low demand council stock falls from 10.8% to 5.8%
  • Council house modernisation program is on track to meet the SQHS of 95% of stock by target 2015
  • Initiatives are in place signposting private sectors to help improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty
  • In 2007-08 20 houses were build to meet special needs
  • 67% of PRS properties have been registered under the Landlord Registration Scheme, promoting good practice.
5 alleviate prevent homelessness
5. Alleviate & Prevent homelessness
  • Trends in homelessness have been decreasing since 2004 from 1,405 to 1,326 applications in 2008
  • A new integrated single shared assessment process has been developed to identify and target housing support to vulnerable households
  • The right to temp accommodation has been extended and the Abolition of Priority Need achieved with meeting the interim objective to wards the 2012 target.
6 responding to population changes and increased demand from migrant workers

6. Responding to population changes and increased demand from migrant workers

Angus Council has taken a proactive approach to

respond to changes in population such as the influx

of migrant workers and the impact on housing

markets particularly the PRS.

A European & International Development Officer

appointed to support migrant communities.

Regulation introduced to improve safety of HMO’s

and caravan sites.

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