Housing Strategies

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

Housing Strategy

The Icon for pdf Housing strategy [1.24MB] sets out this council's priorities including:

  • Preventing homelessness

  • Making better use of existing housing stock

  • Increasing the supply of well-designed and affordable housing

  • Improving partnerships and building community engagement

Our has been influenced through consultation and feedback via questionnaires, face-to-face interviews with key stakeholders and engagement with members, parish councillors and residents to produce a strategy which is truly reflective of housing needs in Mendip.

Somerset Homelessness Strategy 2017

The Icon for pdf Somerset Homelessness Review and Strategy 2017 [1.64MB] sets out the strategic goals for the five Somerset housing authorities. The strategy identifies four priorities that will drive forward the homelessness agenda in the coming years in Somerset. They are:

  • Priority 1:  Support the transition in services required by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 to reduce and prevent homelessness

  • Priority 2:  Support clients to remain in their existing accommodation where appropriate

  • Priority 3:  Support clients to access suitable and affordable alternative accommodation where appropriate

  • Priority 4:  Continue to build and maintain strong working partnerships to deliver cost effective and responsive services

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]