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
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
Prevention and Relief of Homelessness
Cases where positive action was successful in preventing or relieving homelessness
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.
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.
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.
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- 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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