Social housing statistics

Eleanor Griggs made this Freedom of Information request to Camden Borough Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2002.

Please could you tell me:

• How many people are on the waiting list for social housing in the borough of Camden
• How Camden Council prioritise the people on this waiting list
• The length of time each category of people spend on the waiting list before they are successful in their application for social housing
• The number of people currently in temporary accommodation (such as hostels or bed and breakfasts) while waiting for social housing
• The length of time those people are expected to stay in temporary accommodation before they receive a) private sector accommodation or b) social housing
• The minimum and maximum time people spend in temporary accommodation
• How much it costs Camden Council to place someone in temporary accommodation
• The amount of social housing offered to applicants each year
• The average time applicants who were successful had to wait before they were allocated social housing
• The number of those on the waiting list who borrow a deposit to rent accommodation in the private sector rather than being offered social housing

Yours faithfully,
Eleanor Griggs

Peter Williams, Camden Borough Council

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Camden Council - Information request (FOI/EIR) - Housing and adult social
care

Our reference: 7436646

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Dear Ms Griggs

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request received on 4
November 2011

You requested information on:

1. How many people are on the waiting list for social housing in the
borough of Camden
2. How Camden Council prioritise the people on this waiting list
3. The length of time each category of people spend on the waiting list
before they are successful in their application for social housing
4. The number of people currently in temporary accommodation (such as
hostels or bed and breakfasts) while waiting for social housing
5. The length of time those people are expected to stay in temporary
accommodation before they receive a) private sector accommodation or b)
social housing
6. The minimum and maximum time people spend in temporary accommodation
7. How much it costs Camden Council to place someone in temporary
accommodation
8. The amount of social housing offered to applicants each year
9. The average time applicants who were successful had to wait before they
were allocated social housing
10. The number of those on the waiting list who borrow a deposit to rent
accommodation in the private sector rather than being offered social
housing

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Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

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Yours sincerely

Peter Williams
Freedom of Information & Data Protection Officer

Email: [email address]
Phone: 020 7974 4372
Fax: 6472

Peter Williams, Camden Borough Council

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Camden Council - Information request (FOI/EIR) - Housing and adult social
care

Our reference: 7436646

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Dear Ms Griggs

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

Further to your form, received on 4 November 2011, we are pleased to
attach our response.

Yours sincerely

Peter Williams
Freedom of Information & Data Protection Officer

Email: [email address]
Phone: 020 7974 4372
Fax: 6472
 
 

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