City Council : Housing options and Homelessness

William Gomes made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester City Council

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Dear Manchester City Council,

I am requesting the following information:

1.How many people are under Council’s waiting list at present ?
Would you please specify the age group, gender and the number of
minorities,BME community.

2. Would you please give specify how many people have applied for
one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom, four bedroom,Five bedroom
in year 2012-2013?

3.Please provide number of how many people you have accommodated
following the statutory duty under housing act who have been
declared themselves as homeless and sissified the homelessness
assessment process. Please give number by year starting from
January 2012 to December 2013.Please also specify their gender,age
group and if possible ethnic identity.

4.Please provide number the people who are in current city council
waiting list who are homeless.

5.Please share what are the present council policy to address
homelessness in the city. And how council is allocating budget for
that.

6.Please share the total number of council house and please specify
the type of the house and number and area and how many are current
empty.

7.Please provide how much council had spent yearly since January
2012 to December 2013,to build new council house/flat.

8.According to the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness
Act 2002) all Local Authorities must have a Homelessness Strategy
in place What are the homelessness strategy of the City Council
council.Please share the yearly the yearly of starting from January
2012 to December 2013.

10. Under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the
Homelessness Act 2002) City Council has certain responsibilities
towards people who are homeless or threatened with
homelessness. Would you please provide number, age,gender to whom
you provided service following the specific law.

11.How long you take to process housing benefit claim. How many
housing benefit claim has been process by the City council since
January 2012 to December 2013. Please provide number of each year.

12. How much council had spent to pay the employee who are working
on homeless issues in council.Please give yearly details starting
from January 2012 to December 2013.

13. How many people were successfully prosecuted for housing
benefit fraud.

14.Did council appointed and third party to find out or tackle
benefit fraud. If yes, Who is the company and how much council has
paid them for the service.

Yours faithfully,

William Gomes

Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Gomes

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: CEX/9FDM3A

Thank you for your request for information which was received by Manchester
City Council on 14 January 2014.

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Yours sincerely

Catherine Spencer
Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

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Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Gomes

Thank you for your request for information sent to
[Manchester City Council request email].

Unfortunately, it isn't clear from your email what kind of information you
require. If you think the information you are seeking is likely to be held
by Manchester City Council, please could you provide more details in order
that we can progress your request.

You have asked:

"8.According to the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness Act
2002) all Local Authorities must have a Homelessness Strategy in place
What are the homelessness strategy of the City Council council.Please
share the yearly the yearly of starting from January 2012 to December
2013."

Could you clarify this question.

If I do not hear from you within 3 months of the date of this email I will
assume that you do not with to pursue your request for information and will
close my file.

Yours sincerely

Catherine Spencer
Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Thanks for reply.

I am rephrasing question no.8

8.Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness Act
2002) describes that all Local Authorities must have a Homelessness Strategy in place. Referring the requirement,I am asking you to share the homelessness strategy of Manchester City Council.
Please share the Homelessness strategy of year 2012 and Year 2013.

Yours faithfully,

William Gomes

Manchester City Council

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Dear Mr Gomes

Please see attached in repsonse to your request for information:

(See attached file: CEX9FDM3A.pdf)

Yours sincerely

Catherine Spencer
Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

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