Dear Brent Borough Council,

"Would you please provide the following information as soon as
possible on housing allocations and domestic violence.

Are housing applicants that approach the council for urgent
re-housing because they are at immediate risk of harm due to
domestic violence required to declare themselves homeless by
applying through the Part 7 homelessness route in order to be
re-housed under the council's housing allocations scheme?

Are housing applicants that are suffering domestic violence given
reasonable preference under the council's housing allocations
scheme?

Are housing applicants that are suffering domestic violence given
additional preference under the council's housing allocations
scheme?

Are housing applicants that are suffering domestic violence placed
in the top priority Band in the council's housing allocations
scheme? If not which Band are they placed in?

If a points scheme is in operation how many points are applicants
who are suffering domestic violence awarded? Is this the highest
award of points within the housing allocations scheme? If not what
priority will the points give these applicants within the
allocations scheme?

Which Band(s) are housing applicants placed in if they are
considered to be homeless under S166A (3)(a) and have an urgent
need to move because of domestic violence? Are any of these the top
priority Band?

Are housing applicants who are suffering domestic violence given the same priority within the allocations scheme regardless of tenure?”

1. How many households are currently living in temporary accommodation in Brent? Of these households how many are statutorily homeless and how many have the council accepted a duty to rehouse?

Of the households who the council have accepted a duty to rehouse, how many are single people (ie. with no dependents) fleeing domestic violence?

In 2014 how many households fleeing domestic violence have been offered social housing? Of these how many are Band A and B and what were the priority dates?

In 2014 how many households with no dependents fleeing domestic violence have been offered social housing? Of these how many are Band A and B and what were the priority dates?

In 2014 how many single households without dependents fleeing domestic violence were placed in the following types of accommodation:
1. Hostel Accommodation
2. Private Sector Leased Temporary accommodation
3. Private rented accommodation
4. Housing Association accommodation
5. Council owned accommodation
6. Temporary accommodation outside of the borough

Yours faithfully,

Miriam Brown

Jonathan Lloyd-Owen,

Information request
Our reference: 3193296

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Dear Ms. Brown
 
Thank you for your information request. We will forward it to the
relevant department who will contact you shortly.
 
Brent Council
Brent Civic Centre
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Wembley HA9 0FJ
[email address]
 
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Jonathan Lloyd-Owen,

Information request - Housing Applications & Domestic Violence
Our reference: 3193296

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Dear Ms. Brown
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 1 April
2015, as follows:
 
Would you please provide the following information as soon as possible on
housing allocations and domestic violence.

Are housing applicants that approach the council for urgent re-housing
because they are at immediate risk of harm due to domestic violence
required to declare themselves homeless by applying through the Part 7
homelessness route in order to be re-housed under the council's housing
allocations scheme?

Are housing applicants that are suffering domestic violence given
reasonable preference under the council's housing allocations scheme?

Are housing applicants that are suffering domestic violence given
additional preference under the council's housing allocations scheme?

Are housing applicants that are suffering domestic violence placed in the
top priority Band in the council's housing allocations scheme? If not
which Band are they placed in?

If a points scheme is in operation how many points are applicants who are
suffering domestic violence awarded? Is this the highest award of points
within the housing allocations scheme? If not what priority will the
points give these applicants within the allocations scheme?

Which Band(s) are housing applicants placed in if they are considered to
be homeless under S166A (3)(a) and have an urgent need to move because of
domestic violence? Are any of these the top priority Band?

Are housing applicants who are suffering domestic violence given the same
priority within the allocations scheme regardless of tenure?"

1. How many households are currently living in temporary accommodation in
Brent? Of these households how many are statutorily homeless and how many
have the council accepted a duty to rehouse?

Of the households who the council have accepted a duty to rehouse, how
many are single people (ie. with no dependents) fleeing domestic violence?

In 2014 how many households fleeing domestic violence have been offered
social housing? Of these how many are Band A and B and what were the
priority dates?

In 2014 how many households with no dependents fleeing domestic violence
have been offered social housing? Of these how many are Band A and B and
what were the priority dates?

In 2014 how many single households without dependents fleeing domestic
violence were placed in the following types of accommodation:

1. Hostel Accommodation
2. Private Sector Leased Temporary accommodation
3. Private rented accommodation
4. Housing Association accommodation
5. Council owned accommodation
6. Temporary accommodation outside of the borough
 
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 1 May 2015.
 
In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Jonathan Lloyd-Owen
Operational Director
Housing and Employment

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Letter attached herewith for your perusal which you will find
self-explanatory
Yours sincerely
 
 
Jonathan Lloyd-Owen
Operational Director
Housing and Employment

[1][email address]

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