We no longer own any council housing after the stock was transferred to Whitefriars Housing Group in 2000. But we still have responsibilities, which include: research and assessment of current and future housing need; planning and helping bring in new housing; making best use of existing housing; and providing housing support services.
We also have a duty to carry out a periodic review of homelessness in the area and to publish a Homelessness Strategy.
The way these responsibilities will be met is set out in the Coventry Housing & Homelessness Strategy 2013-18. The Strategy provides a high level strategic direction for housing and housing-related services in Coventry for the next five years.
The Housing and Homelessness Strategy is supported by documents which set out the background to the housing issues in Coventry and how we developed the strategy:
An Equalities and Consultation analysis has also been carried out.
A Coventry Tenancy Strategy has been produced, as required by the Localism Act 2011.