Hounslow’s Cabinet agreed to the consultation at the Cabinet meeting on 11 June. The draft strategy includes proposals for delivering new homes, meeting housing need, preventing homelessness and providing excellent housing services for our residents over the next four years.
Hounslow Council has a statutory duty to produce a Housing Strategy and a Homelessness Strategy. The combining of these two strategies since 2014 has enabled synergies between homeless duties and the wider housing and council service to be achieved.
The strategy includes proposals on specific actions and initiatives to reduce homelessness and tackle its causes and consequences; provide a choice of high-quality housing for people at all stages of their lives at prices they can afford; raise housing quality across tenures; support communities to live independently and; create a cleaner, safer and greener environment.
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said: “Our draft housing strategy sets out our ambition for providing high quality housing for our residents, improved mixed communities, and our response to the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. It is particularly poignant that two years after the Grenfell Tower fire, we are demonstrating how we are responding to changes in policy brought about by that terrible fire and its aftermath and will regenerate our housing estates and improve our housing stock to reflect the highest standards of fire safety for our residents.”