St Albans District Council: Housing and Homelessness

William Gomes made this Freedom of Information request to St Albans District Council

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Dear St Albans District Council,

I am requesting the following information:

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

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 council waiting list who are homeless.

5.Please share what are the present council policy to address homelessness. 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 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) 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 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 during year 2012 and 2013.

14.Did council appointed any 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

St Albans District Council

Reference: 195746    Date: 20/01/2014

Dear Mr William Gomes

Thank you for your FOI request.  We will pass the details onto the
relevant department(s) who will send a full response by 18 February 2014.

Yours sincerely

Customer Services

Email: [1][St Albans District Council request email]

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Gomes

 

Please find attached documents and a letter of response to your Freedom of
Information request 195746.

 

We apologise for the delay in answering question 4, we are still awaiting
information from the relevant officers. Answer to question 4 will follow
in the next 7 days.

Kind regards

Miss Devyani Patel

FOI Officer

St Albans City & District Council

 

Council general home page:                    [1]www.stalbans.gov.uk

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procedures or regulatory obligations, to prevent or deter crime, or for the
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Freedom Information, St Albans District Council

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Dear Mr Gomes

 

Please find attached a letter of response to your Freedom of Information
request 195746.

 

We apologise for the delay.

 

Kind regards

Miss Devyani Patel

FOI Officer

St Albans City & District Council

 

 

Council general home page:                    [1]www.stalbans.gov.uk

Council contact details and address:      
[2]www.stalbans.gov.uk/contact-us

 

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