Housing statistics and information

        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

        DateNo. households
        April 20202032
        April 20192593
        April 20182433
        April 20172156
        April 20161518
        April 20151443
        April 2014634
        Data source: Locata

        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

        DateNo. homeless applicationsAccepted as homelessIntentionalNon PriorityNot HomelessIneligible
        Q1 (1 January – 31 March)562871443
        Q2 (1 April – 30 June)7633111994
        Q1 (1 January – 31 March)23045876974
        Q2 (1 April – 30 June)10618715651
        Q3 (1 July – 30 September)814532472
        Q4 (1 October – 31 December)10938540206
        Q1 (1 January – 31 March)165561237600
        Q2 (1 April – 30 June)11631645313
        Q3 (1 July – 30 September)22769969782
        Q4 (1 October – 31 December)196396421072
        Q1 (1 January – 31 March)211381298594
        Q2 (1 April – 30 June)222451679793
        Q3 (1 July – 30 September)17530 662761
        Q4 (1 October – 31 December)216711078570
        Source MHCLG P1E returns


        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.

        DateTotal Cost

        Homelessness Reduction Act

        DateNumber of approachesNumber of booked personal housing plansOf which were at risk of being homeless and owed a 56 day prevention dutyOf which were homeless and owed a 56 day relief duty
        Q1 (1 January – 31st March)553342237167
        Q2 (1 April – 30th June)500188126
        Q3 (1 July – 30th September)
        Q2 (1 April – 30th June)521235150168
        Q3 (1 July – 30th September)448364154216
        Q4 (1 October – 31st December)555300185168


        Prevention and Relief of Homelessness

        Cases where positive action was successful in preventing or relieving homelessness

        Q1 (1 January – 31st March)14348191
        Q2 (1 April – 30th June)12344167
        Q3 (1 July – 30th September)
        Q1 (1 January – 31st March)78280
        Q2 (1 April – 30th June)751590
        Q3 (1 July – 30th September)1167123
        Q4 (1 October – 31st December)16134195
        Q1 (1 January – 31st March)35035
        Q2 (1 April – 30th June)41142
        Q3 (1 July – 30th September) 52 052
        Q4 (1 October – 31st December)69170
        Q1 (1 January – 31st March)51253
        Q2 (1 April – 30th June)82082
        Q3 (1 July – 30th September)77 077
        Q4 (1 October – 31st December)63063
        Source MHCLG P1E returns

        Rough Sleeping

        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.

        YearNumber of persons confirmed as sleeping rough

        Rough Sleeper support during Covid-19

        In response to the Governments “Everyone In” initiative Thanet Council and the RISE team worked proactively to accommodate 57 people who were rough sleeping, during the required lockdown period in 2020. This can be broken down as follows:



        The multi agency team worked collaboratively to establish support and accommodation pathways for all clients and as a result, a total of 31 people successfully moved into substantive accommodation following placements and all remaining clients that want to engage with services, are still being offered support pathways.

        Thanet District Council has just submitted an extensive bid to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as part of their “Next Step’s” Accommodation Programme, seeking in additional funding and resources for the winter period as well as the acquisition of a number of intensive support accommodation units dedicated to the most entrenched rough sleepers.

        The RISE rough sleeper team are still out 7 days a week, 365 days a year engaging with rough sleepers – working with the Council and partners to source suitable and sustainable accommodation options.

        Thanet Winter Shelter

        Thanet has a Winter Shelter for rough sleepers.  Guests are 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 are offered during the coldest months of the year.

        We cannot help with

        • Residential care and nursing homes
        • Schools

        Both of these items are managed by Kent County Council, all enquiries should be directed to them.

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