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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

Date No. households
April 2020 2032
April 2019 2593
April 2018 2433
April 2017 2156
April 2016 1518
April 2015 1443
April 2014 634
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

Date No. homeless applications Accepted as homeless Intentional Non Priority Not Homeless Ineligible
2019
Q1 (1 January – 31 March) 56 28 7 14 4 3
Q2 (1 April – 30 June) 76 33 11 19 9 4
2018
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
2017
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
2016
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.

Date Total Cost
2019-20 £1,509,525
2018-19 £2,134,912.80
2017-18 £1,903,413.71
2016/17 £1,103,649.25
2015/16 £390,259.05
2014/15 £267,035.09
2013/14 £137,747.41
2012/13 £242,388.37
2011/12 £224,095.77
2010/11 £59,581.61
2009/10 £66,132.39

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
2019  
Q1 (1 January – 31st March) 553 342 237 167
Q2 (1 April – 30th June) 500 188 126
Q3 (1 July – 30th September)
2018
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

Date Prevented Relieved Total
2019
Q1 (1 January – 31st March) 143 48 191
Q2 (1 April – 30th June) 123 44 167
Q3 (1 July – 30th September)
2018
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
2017
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
2016
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

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.

Year Number of persons confirmed as sleeping rough
2019 17
2018 23
2017 46
2016 33
2015 17
2014 15

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:

Month Total
April 33
May 14
June 10
Total 57

 

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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