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FOI 7609

Families in Local Authority and Housing Associations

Request

1. During the most recent complete year for which you have available data for your area, (please specify the year), how many families living in (a) local authority and (b) housing association households live in a property that is below the Government’s ‘bedroom standard’ i.e. the number of homes where an extra bedroom is needed. Please provide the most up to date figures.

2. Thinking about your response to question 1 - what proportion does this make up as a percentage? (i.e. 70% of council / housing associations live in a property below the Government's 'bedroom standard')

3. If you are unable to provide council/ housing association property that fits within the Government's 'bedroom standard' will you try to place families within another local authority / with another council? Yes / No / Sometimes

4. Does your council have any official policy or programme to identify and/or assist families living in overcrowded private-sector rental properties?

Response

Q1. During the recent complete year how many families living in (a) local authority and (b) housing association live in a property that is below the government’s ‘bedroom standard?
1st December 2012 – 30 November 2013
(a) 3
(b) We do not hold records for any housing associations
Q2. What percentage is this?
(a) 0.11%

Q3. If you are unable to provide council/housing association property that fits the Government’s ‘bedroom standard’ will you try to place families within another local council / with another council? Yes / No / Sometimes
Answer No

Q4. Does your council have any official policy or programme to identify to identify and/or assist families living in over crowded private-sector rental properties?
Answer No