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
|Data source: Locata|
How to apply for the Housing Register.
New social and affordable housing
Homelessness Approaches to the council
|Date||No. homeless applications||Accepted as homeless||Intentional||Non Priority||Not Homeless||Ineligible|
|Q1 (1 January – 31 March)||56||28||7||14||4||3|
|Q2 (1 April – 30 June)||76||33||11||19||9||4|
|Q1 (1 January – 31 March)||230||45||8||76||97||4|
|Q2 (1 April – 30 June)||106||18||7||15||65||1|
|Q3 (1 July – 30 September)||81||45||3||24||7||2|
|Q4 (1 October – 31 December)||109||38||5||40||20||6|
|Q1 (1 January – 31 March)||165||56||12||37||60||0|
|Q2 (1 April – 30 June)||116||31||6||45||31||3|
|Q3 (1 July – 30 September)||227||69||9||69||78||2|
|Q4 (1 October – 31 December)||196||39||6||42||107||2|
|Q1 (1 January – 31 March)||211||38||12||98||59||4|
|Q2 (1 April – 30 June)||222||45||16||79||79||3|
|Q3 (1 July – 30 September)||175||30||6||62||76||1|
|Q4 (1 October – 31 December)||216||71||10||78||57||0|
|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.
Homelessness Reduction Act
|Date||Number of approaches||Number of booked personal housing plans||Of which were at risk of being homeless and owed a 56 day prevention duty||Of which were homeless and owed a 56 day relief duty|
|Q1 (1 January – 31st March)||553||342||237||167|
|Q2 (1 April – 30th June)||500||188||126|
|Q3 (1 July – 30th September)|
|Q2 (1 April – 30th June)||521||235||150||168|
|Q3 (1 July – 30th September)||448||364||154||216|
|Q4 (1 October – 31st December)||555||300||185||168|
Prevention and Relief of Homelessness
Cases where positive action was successful in preventing or relieving homelessness
|Q1 (1 January – 31st March)||143||48||191|
|Q2 (1 April – 30th June)||123||44||167|
|Q3 (1 July – 30th September)|
|Q1 (1 January – 31st March)||78||2||80|
|Q2 (1 April – 30th June)||75||15||90|
|Q3 (1 July – 30th September)||116||7||123|
|Q4 (1 October – 31st December)||161||34||195|
|Q1 (1 January – 31st March)||35||0||35|
|Q2 (1 April – 30th June)||41||1||42|
|Q3 (1 July – 30th September)||52||0||52|
|Q4 (1 October – 31st December)||69||1||70|
|Q1 (1 January – 31st March)||51||2||53|
|Q2 (1 April – 30th June)||82||0||82|
|Q3 (1 July – 30th September)||77||0||77|
|Q4 (1 October – 31st December)||63||0||63|
|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|
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. 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 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.
3 Bringing back Empty Properties into use
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 2018||Apr – June 2018||Jul – Sept 2018||Oct – Dec 2018||Jan – Mar 2019|
|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 2018-19 was 140. A total of 140 was achieved.
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