Decision details

Housing Funding Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Report of Director of Planning Housing and Environmental Health)


Members were provided with an update on funding for homelessness functions over 2020/21 and into 2021/22.  Proposals to utilise additional Homeless Prevention Grant funding received in 2021/22 were also clarified.


Following consideration by the Communities and Housing Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Housing resolved that:


(1)             the additional £133,979 unbudgeted Homeless Support Grant be built into the Homelessness Reserve budget and:


(i)               £75,342 used to fund a temporary 2 year fixed term contracted post at Scale 6, as supported by Management Team;

(ii)              the remaining £63,638 additional funding be utilised to offset the Borough Council’s temporary accommodation costs.


Publication date: 21/05/2021

Date of decision: 25/05/2021

Decided at meeting: 25/05/2021 - Communities and Housing Advisory Board

Effective from: 05/06/2021

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