Decision details

Temporary Accommodation Action Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the actions proposed to mitigate against the rising need for Temporary Accommodation in the City.

Decision:

1.      That the Temporary Accommodation Action Plan be supported, and authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, in consultation with the Director of City Environment, to approve the implementation of the actions as detailed in the report.

 

2.      That the immediate use of a maximum of 20 additional Council owned properties for temporary accommodation use be approved.

 

3.      That the development of a new property acquisition programme to purchase up to 50 additional units initially for temporary and settled accommodation be approved.

 

4.      That the development of a new private property lease programme to identify up to 50 additional units to lease from a private owner and negotiate long term lease arrangements for use as temporary accommodation be approved.

 

5.      That an amendment to City of Wolverhampton Council’s Allocations Policy as detailed in paragraph 7.1 of the report be approved.

 

6.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, in consultation with the Director of City Environment, to agree the expenditure on individual property purchases.

 

7.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, in consultation with the Director of City Environment, to agree the entering into individual lease arrangements, following negotiated lease terms and conditions as agreed with private property owners.

Report author: Philippa Salmon

Publication date: 18/03/2021

Date of decision: 17/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 17/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/03/2021

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