Council housing and homelessness

James Butterfield made this Freedom of Information request to Richmond upon Thames Borough Council

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James Butterfield

Dear Richmond upon Thames 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,

James Butterfield

Angela Ainsworth, Richmond upon Thames Borough Council

Our Ref: L/AA/e15967

 

Dear James Butterfield

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 6 May 2014.

 

Your request is being considered and the information will be provided
within the 20 working day statutory timescale, this is subject to the
information not being exempt or containing reference to any third party.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 defines a number of exemptions, if any
of these exemptions apply to the information you have requested then the
information may not be released. You will be informed if this is the case
along with details of your right to appeal.

The application of an exemption may mean that the information you have
requested may take longer to provide than the 20 working day limit. If
this is the case you will be notified in writing along with the additional
time required to consider your application.

If the information you have requested contains references to a third party
then they may have to be consulted before the information can be released.
If this is the case you will be notified in writing.

 

If you have any queries please contact us.

 

Regards

 

FOI Team

 

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Our Ref: ND/e15967

 

Dear James Butterfield,

 

Your request for information which was received on 6 May 2014 has been
considered.

 

Please find our response attached.

 

Kind regards

 

Natalie Dewing

Data Protection and Information Officer

Community Engagement and Accountability Team

Adult and Community Services

0208 891 7058

[email address]

 

 

 

 

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