Strategies and Polices

Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-2022

The Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-22 sets out the key issues, challenges and priorities relating to the delivery of housing and housing-related services in the district over the five year period.

Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy - 2017-2022 (review 2020) (pdf)

Tenancy Strategy

The council is required by the Localism Act 2011 to produce this strategy. Amongst other things, it covers our views on the new form of tenure in social housing (Flexible Tenancies) to which Registered Providers (Housing Associations) operating in the district must have regard.

It was produced in conjunction with local partners and agreed by the council’s Executive in September 2012. The strategy will be revised from time to time so any comments you may have would be welcome. Please either write to us at Three Rivers House or email –

Tenancy Strategy (pdf)

Housing Allocations Policy

Following consultation with residents, partnership organisations and approval from the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee, Three Rivers District Council launched our new Housing Allocations Policy on 2 August, 2021.

All current and future applications to the Council’s Housing Register will be assessed and given the appropriate priority against this new Policy.

As a part of this process you may be required to update or provide further information to your current application. Please do not contact the Council at this point, you will be contacted in due course if you need to do anything.

Housing Allocations-policy updated 2022(pdf)

Temporary Accommodation Placement Policy

The Temporary Accommodation Placement Policy sets out the policy for the placement of customers in temporary accommodation, both inside and outside of the Three Rivers district.

Temporary Accommodation Placement Policy (pdf)

Private Rented Sector Offer Policy

The Private Rented Sector Offer Policy sets out when the Council will make a private rented offer to a homeless household, what factors the Council will take into consideration when assessing the suitability of the offer and what steps a customer can take if they do not agree with the Council's offer.

Private Rented Sector Offer Policy (pdf)