Executive post

Cabinet Member for Housing

Description

Scope of portfolio

 

Exercising the Authority's powers and duties as a local housing authority, including new or unallocated housing and associated functions.

 

The Authority's powers and duties in relation to declaring renewal areas and clearance areas.

 

Housing land and property assets and, where appropriate, declaration of them as surplus to requirements.

 

The Authority's powers and duties in relation to private sector housing (including energy conservation).

 

All aspects of housing services, housing policy and the housing programme and any other new or unallocated housing and associated functions.

 

The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) housing strategy, policy and forward programme through its business plan, Housing Investment Programme Strategy and other policy documents.

 

The level of rents and charges for property and services within the Housing Revenue Account and for any other property and services within the General Fund.

 

The disposal of individual void properties within the agreed criteria.

 

Determining annual allocations in respect of the Housing Investment Programme including:

·         Conversion and modernisation of Council housing

·         Registered Social Landlords

·         Assistance for new build and rehabilitation schemes

·         Home loans and improvement grants

·         Housing stock, including acquisition and improvement

·         Clearance areas and compulsory purchase of property

·         Housing development programme

·         Renewal areas and area improvement

 

The Council's powers and duties in relation to energy conservation, in public sector housing.

 

The development, monitoring and implementation of the Authority's responses to Government initiatives and programmes in respect of housing.

 

Strategic overview and development of policies to improve the private rented housing sector.

 

Functions shared with the Cabinet Member for the Economy

 

Compulsory purchase of land for housing purposes.

 

Functions shared with the Deputy Leader

 

To develop policies and programme to tackle homelessness and support vulnerable people to secure and maintain living in safe and suitable accommodation.

 

Responsibility for anti-social behaviour on Housing land.

 

Functions shared with the Cabinet Member for the Environment and the Deputy Leader

 

To ensure that neighbourhood wardens tackle anti-social behaviour.

 

Functions shared with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services

 

For the purposes of estimate preparation, monitoring and control and staffing/industrial relations issues, the Cabinet Member for Finance is responsible for all non-housing budgets and (in conjunction with the Cabinet Member for Housing) for all housing budgets.

 

 

Note: The Cabinet Member for Housing is responsible for:

 

In conjunction with the Leader and the Cabinet Member for the Economy:

The Strategic Director of the Economy

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