Social Housing Asset Values
View the Social Housing Asset Value Data for a list of council housing property and values.
1 The need for social housing in Thanet
Number of households applying for social housing on the Housing Register
How to apply for the Housing Register.
New social and affordable housing
Find out about new build and refurbished properties becoming available for social or affordable rent.
Homelessness Approaches to the council
Number of households in temporary accommodation
The Cost of Emergency Accommodation
The table below illustrates the total cost to the authority of providing temporary accommodation to those who are homeless and are owed a duty by the council. Most of this cost is offset by housing benefits.
| 2010/11|| £59,581.61|
| 2011/12|| £224,095.77|
| 2012/13|| £242,388.37|
| 2013/14|| £137,747.41|
| 2014/15|| £267,035.09|
| 2015/16|| £390,259.05|
Prevention and Relief of Homelessness
Cases where positive action was successful in preventing or relieving homelessness
|1st January – 31st March 2016||51||2||53|
|1st April – 30th June 2016||82||0||82|
|1st July – 30th September 2016||77|| 0||77|
|1st October – 31st December 2016||63||0||63|
|1st January – 31st March 2017||35||0||35|
|1st April – 30th June 2017||41||1||42|
|1st July – 30th September 2017|| 52|| 0||52|
|1st October – 31st December 2017||69||1||70|
|1st January – 31st March 2018||78||2||80|
|1st April – 30th June 2018||75||15||90|
|1st July – 30 September 2018||116||7||123|
|Source MHCLG P1E returns|
Every year local authorities conduct a street count or estimate of verified rough sleepers within their areas which is submitted to government. For the last few years estimates have proven to provide a more accurate picture of street homelessness in Thanet. Verification meetings are conducted in partnership with the police, community safety, Porchlight and voluntary organisations who offer homeless services to rough sleepers to determine the verified number the district has.
|Year||Number of persons confirmed as sleeping rough|
Thanet is hosting a Winter Shelter for rough sleepers for the third year. Guests will be expected to engage with organisations that can offer help with housing, training and volunteering opportunities, as well as drug and alcohol abuse services and counselling. Night time accommodation, meals and support will be offered during the coldest three months of the year.
The work of the Empty Property Team includes identifying empty properties, and helping owners bring them back to a good state of repair to provide a home or homes again. Officers use Kent County Council’s ‘No Use Empty’ initiative, by offering support, guidance and special loans to get the work done. Kent County Council sets targets for each local authority in Kent, and monitors progress. Thanet has the highest target to meet in Kent, and is successful in achieving it as can be seen from the table below.
|Jan- Mar 2017||Apr – Jun 2017||Jul – Sept 2017||Oct – Dec 2017||Jan – Mar 2018||Apr – June 2018|
|Total number of all un-occupied properties in Thanet (including second homes)|| |
|Total number of long term empty by Council Tax bands,|
C (100% tax)
L ( 150% tax)
|Number of sites being investigated by the Empty Property Team|
(residential and commercial )
|Number brought back into use with Empty Property Team intervention|
Target for 2017-18 was 125. A total of 138 was achieved.
We cannot help with
- Residential care and nursing homes
Both of these items are managed by Kent County Council, all enquiries should be directed to them.
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