Policy Housing Strategy 2020 - 2024

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1. Our vision, responsibilities and priorities

Our Vision

Our over-riding vision is to provide a decent home for all residents of East Devon

Our responsibilities

  • provide a housing options service for all who are homeless or threatened with homelessness
  • to provide, maintain and manage our own council housing stock
  • to work with housing developers and housing associations to deliver more affordable housing
  • to regulate and improve other social rented, private rented and owner occupier housing

Our priorities 

Providing homes

  • prevent homelessness and make sure that suitable accommodation is found for those who do become homeless
  • provide a range of affordable housing to meet housing needs
  • widen the choice of housing, especially for those in priority need

Improving homes

  • bring sub-standard housing (of all tenure) up to current standards
  • improve the use and safety of housing
  • improve the sustainability and energy efficiency of housing and eliminate fuel poverty
  • enable elderly people, disabled people and people with special needs to live as independently as possible, and where possible and practicable remain in their own homes if they so wish
  • maintain and manage the council owned housing stock to a high standard, actively involving tenants in all aspects of the service

Improving communities

  • support the improvement and regeneration of local communities by encouraging social inclusion, involving children and young people with housing issues, and enabling residents to actively participate in their communities

Improving Services

  • to strive to continuously improve our housing service for the benefit of our tenants and communities

Across all our priorities we aim to have consistently satisfied customers

When this policy has been published and will be reviewed

Policy published 19 July 2017 Last updated 10 January 2022