Have your say on council’s five-year housing, homelessness and rough sleeping strategy

Press ReleaseUpdated: 28 November 2023Consultations

Residents are invited to have their say on a strategy that presents the key objectives relating to the delivery of housing and housing-related services in the district over the next five years.

Three Rivers District Council has launched a five-week consultation on its draft Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2023-2028 in order to support the council’s vision of being a district where:

· People have access to good-quality housing

· The most vulnerable residents including those who are victims of domestic abuse, are supported

· People who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, can access permanent and suitable accommodation

· Rough sleeping, or the risk of rough sleeping, is eliminated

To achieve the delivery of these objectives, an up-to-date action plan has been formulated, which will be reviewed annually, to run alongside the strategy, which was developed in partnership with key stakeholders such as landlords and registered providers.

The new draft strategy further strengthens the priorities outlined in the previous strategy whilst planning further support for the new challenges that residents are currently facing, such as the cost-of-living crisis.

The council is keen to hear the views of residents and the communities on the strategy’s key objectives. Residents have until Monday 1 January 2024 to have their say. The consultation can be found here.

Jason Hagland, Strategic Housing Manager at Three Rivers District Council, said: “During the last few years, we have seen more and more people facing homelessness needing council support and intervention as the cost-of-living increases.

“But we as a council are committed to supporting anyone that is or is facing homelessness by ensuring they are placed in permanent and suitable accommodation and are on the right pathway.

“We think our draft strategy and our excellent partnership with our key stakeholders will help us achieve the best outcomes for our residents, so I urge everyone to have their say on the strategy today.”