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        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
        As at 1st April 2014634
        As at 1st April 20151443
        As at 1st April 20161518
        As at 1st April 20172156
        As at 1st April 20182433
        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

        Homelessness Approaches to the council

        DateNo. homeless applicationsAccepted as homelessIntentionalNon PriorityNot HomelessIneligible
        First Quarter 2016
        1 January – 31 March
        211381298594
         Second Quarter 2016
        1 April – 30 June
         222 45 16 79 79 3
        Third Quarter 2016
        1 July – 30 September
         175 30 6 62 76 1
        Fourth Quarter 2016
        1 October – 31 December
        216711078570
        First Quarter 2017
        1 January – 31 March
        165561237600
        Second Quarter 2017
        1 April – 30 June
        11631645313
        Third Quarter 2017
        1 July – 30 September
        22769969 78 2
        Fourth Quarter 2017                                  1 October – 31 December196396421072
        First Quarter 2018                                      1 January – 31 March23045876974
        Second Quarter 2018                                 1 April – 30 June10618715651
        Third Quarter 2018                                    1 July – 30 September10338540200
        Source MHCLG P1E returns

         

        Number of households in temporary accommodation

        DateTotal households placed into temporary accommodationOf which, households in Bed and Breakfast accommodation
        As at 31st March 20167854
        As at 31st June 20168659
        As at 30th September 201610658
        As at 31st December 201612447
        As at 31st March 201714763
        As at 30th June 201716357
        As at 30th September 201717961
        As at 31st December 201717348
        As at 31st March 201816853
        As at 30th June 201817828
        As at 30th September1422
        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.

        2009/10   £66,132.39
         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
        2016/17£1,103,649.25
        2017-18£1,903,413.71

         

        Prevention and Relief of Homelessness

        Cases where positive action was successful in preventing or relieving homelessness

        DatePreventedRelievedTotal
        1st January – 31st March 201651253
        1st April – 30th June 201682082
        1st July – 30th September 201677 077
        1st October – 31st December 201663063
        1st January – 31st March 201735035
        1st April – 30th June 201741142
        1st July – 30th September 2017 52 052
        1st October – 31st December 201769170
        1st January – 31st March 201878280
        1st April – 30th June 2018751590
        1st July – 30 September 20181167123
        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
        201415
        201517
        201633
        201746

        Thanet Winter Shelter

        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.

        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’‘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 2017Apr – Jun 2017Jul – Sept 2017Oct – Dec 2017Jan – Mar 2018Apr – June 2018
        Total number of all un-occupied properties in Thanet (including second homes) 

        2994

         

        3037

         

        2968

         

        3002

         

        3076

         

        3279

        Total number of long term empty by Council Tax bands,

        C (100%  tax)

        L ( 150% tax)

         

         

        749

        257

         

         

        779

        273

         

         

        636

        278

         

         

        541

        273

         

         

        608

        285

         

         

        684

        296

        Number of sites being investigated by the Empty Property Team

        (residential and commercial )

         

        527

         

         

         

        515

         

        653

         

        629

         

        664

         

        765

        Number brought back into use with Empty Property Team intervention

        Target for 2017-18 was 125.  A total of 138 was achieved.

         

        33

         

        33

         

        38

         

        35

         

        32

         

        35

        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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