Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Housing
Monday, 21st October, 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Executive Meeting Room - The Guildhall Floor 3

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith Tel: 9283 4057  Email: joanne.wildsmith@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declaration of Interests

3.

Homelessness strategy 2018-2023 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The purpose of the report by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services is to present the updated final homelessness strategy which outlines Portsmouth's preventative approach to understanding and responding to customers and residents who face homelessness.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Housing endorses the Council's Homelessness Strategy 2018-2023 and associated action plan.

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Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Housing endorsed the Council's Homelessness Strategy 2018-2023 and associated action plan.

4.

Tenancy Strategy 2019-2024 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

The purpose of the report by the Director of Housing Neighbourhoods and Building Services is to present the updated Portsmouth City Council Tenancy Strategy which outlines the Portsmouth City Council's approach to tenancy used by itself and registered provider partners in social and affordable rented properties.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Housing approves the Council's Tenancy Strategy 2019-2024.  

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Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Housing approved the Council's Tenancy Strategy 2019-2024.  

5.

Making the private rented sector easier and safer pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The purpose of the report by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services is to update members on the current issues in the Private Rental Sector and outline some of the options available to tackle this.

 

RECOMMENDED

 

(1)  The Cabinet Member for Housing notes the report on Making the Private Rented Sector easier and safer (Appendix 1).

 

(2)  That officers are tasked with developing a proposed Private Rented Sector Strategy for consideration by councillors in early 2020.

 

(3)  That officers undertake informal consultation with stakeholders, using this report as a basis for encouraging views and ideas on how to make the private rented sector safer and easier to access.

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Decision:

(1)       The Cabinet Member for Housing noted the report on Making the Private Rented Sector easier and safer (Appendix 1).

 

(2)       That officers were tasked with developing a proposed Private Rented Sector Strategy for consideration by councillors in early 2020.

 

(3)       That officers undertake informal consultation[1] with stakeholders, using this report as a basis for encouraging views and ideas on how to make the private rented sector safer and easier to access.



[1] The deadline for submissions was extended to 15th December 2019 (from 1st December)