Hart Housing team continues to successfully deliver essential services

 

Hart District Council’s housing service covers a wide range of diverse activities including offering housing advice, holding the housing waiting list, helping people with grants and adaptations for their homes and working with partners to deliver new affordable homes and support services.

From April 2019 to March 2020 Hart housing team, in partnership with housing associations and developers, delivered a total of 205 affordable homes for local people against a target of 100 per year. 

Forest Chase terraced houseEdenbrook Village terraced house 

Edenbrook Village , Fleet                                       Forest Chase, Yateley

The housing team was also able to prevent 66 households from becoming homeless and secured accommodation for 65 of those households within the private sector.

Eighty-eight Disabled Facilities grants totalling £865k were delivered to residents to enable them to live more comfortably in their homes and a further £5k of Minor Works grants were granted for home improvements.

More than ever, the safety and wellbeing of residents remains a key priority. The team supported 23 victims of domestic abuse through their “Making Safe scheme,” which helps victims of abuse remain in their own homes, through the provision of robust security measures.

Commenting on these figures, Councillor Stuart Bailey, Cabinet Member for Community said:

“Housing provision and domestic support have become even more critical over the past year, when many of our residents are struggling. I am delighted that our housing team has managed to maintain these critical services and provide valuable support to those in need.”

Hart District Council provides a range of support and advice to residents. Further information can be found on its website at:  https://www.hart.gov.uk/housing, or you can email the housing team: Housing@hart.gov.uk.