Council housing and homelessness

Julia Rich made this Freedom of Information request to Hillingdon Borough Council

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Dear Hillingdon Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek access to
documents detailing the following information about council housing
and homelessness:
1. The number of people on the council’s housing waiting list at

present.
2. The number of people who have applied for council accommodation
for the calendar years of 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (or financial year
if 
appropriate). Please break down by the number of one bedroom,
two bedroom, three bedroom, four bedroom, five bedroom properties.
3. The council’s criteria for prioritizing council housing waiting
list applications.
4. The number of people on the council’s housing waiting list who
are declared homeless in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.
5. Total number of homeless people given accommodation by the
council in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, broken down by gender, age and
ethnic background.
6. The council’s annual budget allocated to tackle homelessness in
years 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.
7. The council’s criteria for someone to be declared homeless.
8. The council’s most recent headcount of street sleepers.
9. The number of council run hostels for homeless people in the
borough.
10. Total annual spending on building new council housing
accommodation in the last three years.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically,
preferably as a data set, eg. in Excel, NOT as a PDF.
If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using
exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that
fact and cite the exemptions used.
If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I
would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.
If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to
contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and
assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this
request unmanageable in any way.
I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have
received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you
within the 20-working day statutory time period.

Yours faithfully,

Julia Rich

AF FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Ms Rich
I am writing in response to your request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your request.  Therefore the deadline for our response is 3
June 2014, but Hillingdon Council will do their best to respond prior to
this date.

Your request has been allocated the following reference FOI/6676.  Please
remember to include this reference in any future correspondence on this
matter.

 

If we require further information from you in order to assist us in
responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid before we
can respond we will contact you promptly.

Yours sincerely

Jane Menzies

Administration and Finance

Business Support - 3E/02

London Borough of Hillingdon

Civic Centre

High Street

Uxbridge

Middlesex

UB8 1UW

Tel:  [1]01895 556063

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Re:  FOI 6676

 

Dear Ms Rich

 

I am writing in response to your email below.

 

I understand you are seeking the following information:

 

1.    The number of people on the councilâ s housing waiting list at
present.

 

As of 27/05/14, there are 3,682 households on our housing register

 

2.    The number of people who have applied for council accommodation
for the calendar years of 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (or financial year if
appropriate). Please break down by the number of one bedroom, two bedroom,
three bedroom, four bedroom, five bedroom properties.

 

Bed Size Need of household  0/1       2         
3          4          5         
6          7          Unknown         Total:

 

2,010/2,011                            
1113    706      252      92       
3          1                     
45                    2212

2,011/2,012                            
1287    931      299      74       
3                                 
23                    2617

2,012/2,013                            
1323    760      278      61       
1                                 
50                    2473

2,013/2,014                            
587      303      100     
27                               
1          139                  1157

2,014/2,015                            
44        22        7         
3                                             
139                  215

 

Total:  
                                   
4354    2722    936      257      7         
1          1          396     
            8674

 

 

3.    The councilâ s criteria for prioritizing council housing waiting
list applications.

 

Please follow the link below for the London Borough of Hillingdon
Allocation Policy

[1]http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/media.jsp?m...

 

4.    The number of people on the councilâ s housing waiting list who
are declared homeless in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

 

2010/2011                   44

2011/2012                   60

2012/2013                   52

2013/2014                   86

2014/2015                   15

(to 27/05/14)               

 

5.    Total number of homeless people given accommodation by the
council in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, broken down by gender, age and ethnic
background.

 

Please see attached.

 

6.    The councilâ s annual budget allocated to tackle homelessness in
years 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

 

Homelessness Budget - 2010-11 to
2013-14                                    

                                               

2010-11                       2011-12          
            2012-13                      
2013-14

Total Homelessness Budget   £5,685,300.00            
£4,131,900.00             £4,429,200.00
            £4,726,500.00

 

7.    The councilâ s criteria for someone to be declared homeless.

 

The legal provisions for statutory homelessness are contained in the 1996
Housing Act, the Homelessness Act 2002

and The Homelessness (Priority Need for Accommodation) (England) Order
2002.

 

8.    The councilâ s most recent headcount of street sleepers.

 

38 of which :

 

10 in borough

28 at Heathrow

 

9.    The number of council run hostels for homeless people in the
borough.

 

0

 

10.  Total annual spending on building new council housing accommodation
in the last three years.

 

2011-12           £6,588,699.77

2012-13           £   654,325.07

2013-14           £   295,874.64

 

 

If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:

 

Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [2][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the
attention of the Office Managing Partner).

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissionerâ s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

 

Christine Bliss

Assistant to the Freedom of Information Officer

Legal Services (3E 04)

London Borough of Hillingdon

Civic Centre

High Street

Uxbridge

UB8 1UW

01895 55(6923)

 

 

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