Housing Strategies

A range of strategies relating to the Housing Options Team and the Private Sector Housing Team.

Housing Strategy

The Icon for pdf Somerset Housing Strategy [1.04MB] (SHS) 2019 - 2023 has a vision that seeks to achieve the following:

  • Strong and effective strategic Leadership
  • A local Economy that provides opportunity for all
  • Homes in Somerset that are good for your Health
  • A Society that supports the vulnerable

The vision will be delivered by a range of supporting Priorities and Objectives.

Somerset Homelessness & Rough Sleeper Strategy 2019 -2023

The Icon for pdf Somerset Homelessness & Rough Sleeper Strategy and Action Plan [373.24KB] sets out six priorities based on the Icon for pdf Somerset homelessness and rough sleeper needs assessment [874.26KB] in 2019.  These are:

  • Priority 1       Provision of adequate, affordable housing stock
  • Priority 2       The provision and effective use of temporary accommodation
  • Priority 3       Support the Government's commitment to combat Rough Sleeping
  • Priority 4       Support prevention and early intervention
  • Priority 5       Enable specific client groups to access suitable accommodation
  • Priority 6       Maintain strong working relationships across the partnerships

Empty Homes Strategy 2017-2020

The Empty Homes Strategy aims to engage with owners to bring empty properties back into use through the provision of advice, support and formal action where necessary. The policy can be viewed here: Icon for pdf Empty Homes Strategy [425.19KB]