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We have a range of strategies that are designed to help us meet the housing need of the people of Dudley. These strategies are listed below along with a brief summary.

Empty Homes Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2024

Dudley’s 2020-2024 Empty Homes Strategy (EHS) is a key document that will continue to support the delivery of regeneration and renewal within the Borough and is part of the over-arching Housing Strategy. It sets out how we will be tackling the issue of bringing empty properties back into use within the Borough to provide additional decent and affordable accommodation.

Housing Strategy

The borough’s Housing Strategy sets out our strategic aims and the key housing challenges for the future. This strategy is currently being reviewed and updated for a new version.

Homelessness Strategy and Review

The Homelessness Act 2002 imposes a duty on local housing authorities to formulate and publish a homelessness strategy based on the results of its homelessness review. The strategy contains information on local levels of homelessness and rough sleeping and how we work with a range of households, partner agencies and voluntary sector organisations to help prevent homelessness from occurring.

Housing Renewal Policy

This Housing Renewal Policy has been adopted by the council to implement the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) Order 2002. This gives councils wider powers to offer assistance.

Black Country Tenancy Strategy

The Black Country Tenancy Strategy has been produced in partnership with Sandwell MBC, Wolverhampton CC and Walsall MBC. It seeks to encourage and maintain thriving sustainable communities, and protect the vulnerable, whilst making best use of the social housing stock.

The strategy also provides guidance on the use of Affordable Rents.