Housing Information

Housing Statistics and Information

Transparency List

A list of 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

As at 1st April 2014

634

As at 1st April 2015

1443

As at 1st April 2016 

1518

 

Data source: Locata

 

How to apply for the Housing Register.

2 Homelessness

Homelessness Approaches to the council

Date

No. homeless applications

Accepted as homeless

 

Intentional

Non Priority

Not Homeless

Ineligible

1st Quarter 2015 1st January – 31st March

124

39

13

35

33

4

2nd Quarter 2015 1st April – 30th June

139

49

8

35

46

1

3rd Quarter 2015 1st July – 30th September

146

34

14

56

41

1

4th Quarter 2015 1st October – 31st December 

187

28

17

77

64

1

1st Quarter 2016      1st January - 31st March

211

38

12

98

59

4

 2nd Quarter 2016    1st April - 30th June  222  45  16  79  79  3
3rd Quarter 2016    1st July - 30th September  175  30  6  62  76  1
4th Quarter 2016  1st October - 31st December 216 71 10 78 57 0
1st Quarter 2017 1st January - 31st March 165 56 12 37 60 0

 

Source DCLG P1E returns

 

 

Number of households in temporary accommodation

Date

Total households placed into temporary accommodation

Of which, households in Bed and Breakfast accommodation

As at 31st March 2015

44

24

As at 30th June 2015

49

37

As at 30th September 2015

48

31

As at 31st December 2015

47

26

As at 31st March 2016

78

54

As at 31st June 2016 86 59

As at 30th September 2016

106

58

As at 31st December 2016

124

47

As at 31st March 2017

147

63

 

Source DCLG 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

 

Prevention and Relief of Homelessness

Cases where positive action was successful in preventing or relieving homelessness

Date

Prevented

Relieved

Total

1st January – 31st March 2015

94

2

96

1st April – 30th June 2015

99

2

101

1st July – 30th September 2015

70

0

70

1st October – 31st December 2015

70

0

70

1st January – 31st March 2016

51

2

53

1st April - 30th June 2016

82

0

82

1st July - 30th Septmeber 2016 77  0 77
1st October - 31st December 2016 63 0 63
1st January - 31st March 2017 35 0 35

 

Source DCLG P1E returns

 

 

Bringing back Empty Properties into use

The work of the Housing Regeneration 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 aurthority 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.

 

April-June 2016

July-September 2016

October- December 2016

January- March 2017

Total number of all un-occupied properties in Thanet (including second homes)

 

2735

 

2839

 

2893

 

2994

Total number of long term empty by Council Tax bands,

C (100%  tax)

L ( 150% tax)

 

 

560

228

 

 

638

240 

 

 

716

243

 

 

749

257 

Number of sites being investigated by the Empty Property Team

(residential and commercial )

 

474

 

508 

 

537

 

527

 

 

Number brought back into use with Empty Property Team intervention

Target for 2016-17 = 110

 

31

 

29

 

33

 

 33

New social and affordable housing

Find out about new build and refurbished properties becoming available for social or affordable rent.

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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